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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
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
Screening for breast cancer  
http://www.ctfphc.org/Full_Text/Ch65full.htm
Recommends clinical examination and mammography screening for women aged 50 to 69. (See Details)
Published: 1994
Screening for breast cancer: 1998 rewording  
http://www.ctfphc.org/Tables/Ch65tab2.htm
Demonstrates that there is good evidence for breast cancer screening women aged 50-69 years by clinical examination and mammography every 1-2 years. (See Details)
Published: 1998
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