Search Resources (English): Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)

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Delivering midwifery: the integration of midwifery into the Canadian health care system  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39677
Discusses the reasons behind the official integration of midwifery and the challenges that remain despite it. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Biotechnology, genetic engineering and GMOs  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39632
Provides a brief description of biotechnology, genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). (See Details)
Published: 2000
Prenatal technologies may not offer reproductive choice  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39536
Discusses reproductive technologies and their implications for women's equality and recognition of disability rights. Explores the medicalization of disability and disability-based discrimination. (See Details)
Published: 2003
HIV/AIDS on rise for Canadian women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39481
Looks at the reasons for women's increased vulnerability to HIV infection. Explores actions governments and policy-makers can take to help stem the tide of infection rates. (See Details)
Published: 2005
How to survive our patchwork health care  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/pub/navigating.html
Book review of Michael Decter and Francesca Grosso's "Navigating Canada's Health Care: A User Guide to Getting the Health Care you need," discussing the regionalization of health care and how your health needs may not determine your access to care but rather your location. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Body image: young women speak out!  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39661
Reviews "That Body Image: Young Women Speak Out!" a compilation of 600 essays by young women that presents their perspectives and experiences with their own bodies. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Mammography: on target?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39643
Investigates the usefullness of mammography, including the delays, and screening hazards. (See Details)
Published: 2000
How to influence public policy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39839
Provides six practical tips to influence the development of public policy in its development stage. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Compassionate care benefits not compassionate enough  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39518
Criticizes the new federal government's compassionate care initiative that provides up to six weeks of paid leave for those family members (parent, spouse, child) who care for a patient who is determined by doctors to be at a significant risk of dying within a 6 month period. Argues that a majority of unpaid caregivers do not meet the eligibility requirements for this program. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Canada needs a health and healing strategy for First Nations, Inuit and Métis women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39493
Argues for the development of a health and healing strategy for First Nations, Inuit and Métis women that considers the perspectives of these important groups of women, and that examines overlapping health and healing options. (See Details)
Published: 2005