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Aboriginal women's health research

Summarizes the report written for the Centres of Excellence for Women's Health entitled, "Aboriginal Women's Health Research Synthesis Project: Final Report," available online at

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Published: 2002
Manufacturing addiction: the over-prescription of tranquilizers and sleeping pills to women in Canada

Examines the over-prescription of benzodiazepines to women in Canada. Urges the establishment of clinical practice guidelines on the use and prescribing of these drugs and sleeping pills.

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Published: Winter/Spring 2004
Still in the Shadows: Kirby report turns a blind eye to women
Published: Winter/Spring 2006
Domestic violence in the LGBT community

Discusses the issue of domestic violence in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community. Reprinted from Public Health - Seattle & King County's web site

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Published: 2000
C-section on demand: not just a matter of choice

Examines the question of caesarian section on demand, and argues that data about the effects of unnecessary C-sections is missing and/or incomplete.

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Published: 2004
Body image: young women speak out!
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
How to influence public policy
Provides six practical tips to influence the development of public policy in its development stage. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Canada needs a health and healing strategy for First Nations, Inuit and Métis women
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
I landed running
Discusses refugee life in Canada, particularly as a cultural determinant of health, and health services for diverse populations. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Reading Romanow on women's health
Presents a gendered analysis of the Romanow Report. (See Details)
Published: 2003