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Psychiatric admissions of low-income women following abortion and childbirth  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/168/10/1253
Explores psychological effects of abortion on low-income women by comparing incidents of psyciatric admission between low-income women who carried pregnancies to term and those who had abortions. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Investigating psychosocial adjustment in breast cancer: a discussion paper
Discusses critical adjustment difficulties facing women with breast cancer and their families. Identifies gaps in addressing the psychosocial needs of women.
Published: 1997
Surviving cancer emotionally: learning how to heal
Provides advice on how to deal with a cancer diagnosis, how to find a coping style that's right for you, how to handle the many demands of treatment, how to learn when to ask for help, and how to survive.
Published: 2001
No place to call home  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article highlights the struggle to find housing for ex-psychiatric patients. Explores resources available. Identifies cultural stigmas and systemic barriers in place. 

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Published: 1988
Behind the headlines: the physical and emotional costs of in vitro fertilization  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article is an attempt to present the reality of in vitro fertilization as it was experienced by 20 Canadian women.  Discusses the controversial success rates of IVF. Lists the details of what to expect in an IVF procedure. 

 


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Published: 1989
"dear mr. m"  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article shares a story of surviving the psychiatric system through letters and personal narrative and reflection.  Discusses women and mental health,  institutionalization, patient-physician relationships and support. 

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Published: 1989
Moving through menopause  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article promotes the effectiveness of exercise and nutrition as an alternative therapy for menopause and other health problems associated with aging. Suggests ways to strengthen the mind and body for optimal health and well-being. 


    


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Published: 1990
Standing still and taking stock: the well being interview  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article discusses the possibility of seeing our health on a continuum rather than about health and sickness; Introduces the Well Being Interview (WBI) as a preventative health oriented tool, discusses the benefits and limitations of this tool for women.

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Published: 1980
The emotional turmoil of infertility  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Spring.pdf

This article covers the issue of infertility. Identifies reasons why infertility rates are rising. Addresses emotional aspects. Proposes stronger advocacy for people dealing with the problem of infertility. 

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Published: 1982
Working through despair  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Summer.pdf

This article addresses the despair that an increasing number of people are experiencing in relation to imagining the future of our planet. Introduces the concept of despair work; symptoms and suppression, validation, feeling, imaging, waiting and community. 

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Published: 1982