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PEI well-women's clinics: a case study of gender specific clinics to increase screening rates  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/moving21.pdf

Provides a summary of research that examined gender-specific clinics as models for intervention.

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Published: 2001
You and your health: a woman's handbook  
www.health.gov.bc.ca/whb/

Focuses on preventing, identifying and managing common women's health concerns, acknowledging gender as a determinant of health. The booklet is written with the idea that women can do a great deal to protect their health by learning about positive lifestyle choices and about how to develop healthy living and working environments.

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Published: 2001
Bone mineral density testing: does the evidence support its selective use in well women?  
www.chspr.ubc.ca/node/474

Exposes the other side of the debate about bone mineral density testing and reviews evidence-based literature to uncover some facts about BMD testing and osteoporosis that have not received public attention. Suggests that testing may actually misdirect treatment efforts "away from the majority of women who will ultimately suffer fractures," by focussing attention on the minority with low bone mineral density.

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Published: 1997
Prevention of violence against women: recommendation statement from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/169/6/582
Evaluates the following interventions for potential benefits and harms: screening of all women in the primary care setting to detect initmate partner violence; interventions for women who are abused; and, treatment programs for men who abuse their partners. Provides recommendations. (See Details)
Published: 2003
8th & 8th Health Centre domestic violence/abuse screening guidelines implementation evaluation: final report
Evaluates a pilot universal domestic violence screening protocol in place at the 8th & 8th Health Centre.
Published: 2004
Rationale for and development of the computerized intimate partner violence screen for primary care  
http://endabuse.org/health/ejournal/archive/1-3/McNutt.pdf
Discusses opportunities, challenges, and experiences with implementing a computerized intimate partner violence screen. (See Details)
Published: 2005
The promise and problems of using information technology to achieve routine screening for intimate partner violence  
http://endabuse.org/health/ejournal/archive/1-3/Rhodes.pdf
Provides an overview of feasibility studies, validation results, and ongoing research regarding the use of technology to facilitate screening for intimate partner violence. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Preventive care in context: listening to women  
http://www.cma.ca/multimedia/CMA/Content_Images/Inside_cma/WhatWePublish/LeadershipSeries/English/pg11WH.pdf
Argues that successful preventive care for women must take into account the social, political and economic context of women's lives. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Domestic violence: recognizing and responding  
http://www.cma.ca/multimedia/CMA/Content_Images/Inside_cma/WhatWePublish/LeadershipSeries/English/pg21WH.pdf
Discusses domestic violence screening by family physicians, and lists various ways of normalizing the issue and developing an atmosphere of trust. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Cross sectional study of conventional cervical smear, monolayer cytology, and human papillomavirus DNA testing for cervical canc  
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/326/7392/733
Compares the sensitivity, specificity, and interobserver reliability of conventional cervical smear tests, monolayer cytology, and human papillomavirus testing for screening for cervical cancer. (See Details)
Published: 2003