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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
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
Myth: early detection is good for everyone  
http://www.chsrf.ca/mythbusters/pdf/myth22_e.pdf
Debates the validity of all early detection screening tests. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Early detection of depression  
http://www.ctfphc.org/Full_Text/Ch39full.htm
Recommends that routine screening for depression in asymptomatic individuals be excluded from periodic health assessments based on fair evidence that such screening by questionnaire did not improve detection rate or management. Also recommends physicians should be sensitive to the possibility of depression in their patients, particularly those at higher risk. (See Details)
Published: 1994
Screening for human papillomavirus infection  
http://www.ctfphc.org/Full_Text/Ch63full.htm
Reviews the evidence for and against HPV screening in asymptomatic women and concludes that screening should not be done since therapy is ineffective and potentially harmful. (See Details)
Published: 1992
Periodic health examination, 1995 update: 1. Screening for human papillomavirus infection in asymptomatic women  
http://www.ctfphc.org/Full_Text/HPV_1995.htm
Reviews the evidence for screening for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in asymptomatic women. (See Details)
Published: 1995