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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
How to evaluate media reports about research
Highlights several major points, including how to read between the lines, how to determine if the research is the result of numerous studies, and how to determine the population under study. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Healing from sexual abuse trauma with spirituality
Discusses the limits of traditional psychology for treating sexual abuse survivors, and ways to incorporate spiritual healing in order to move from being simply survivors to truly being alive. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Perimenopause: an invented "disease"
Examines the medicalization of regularly occuring symptoms during the years prior to menopause, the so-called "perimenopause." (See Details)
Published: 2003
The myth of osteoporosis
Argues that osteoporosis is not as widespread a disease as reported, and that most of what you could do to prevent osteoporosis later in life has nothing to do with getting a test or taking a drug. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Maternity care for rural women: a thing of the past
Discusses limited maternity care services in rural communities, and looks at the social and psychological effects on women. (See Details)
Published: 2006