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Aboriginal women's health research  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39577

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 http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/synthesis/synthesis-en.pdf

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Published: 2002
Manufacturing addiction: the over-prescription of tranquilizers and sleeping pills to women in Canada  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/39526

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  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39623

Discusses the issue of domestic violence in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community. Reprinted from Public Health - Seattle & King County's web site http://www.metrokc.gov/health/glbt/glbtdv.htm

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Published: 2000
C-section on demand: not just a matter of choice  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39509

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
Women call for culturally rooted remedies  
http://www.cwhn.ca/
Reports on the Wisdom of Native Women Wellness Conference, a gathering of multiple nations of Aboriginal women to address their health and wellness concerns put on by the Aboriginal Women of Montreal. (See Details)
Published: 1998
From public hospitals to private homes: guess who's picking up the tab?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/posters/homecare.pdf
Presents a social marketing poster that examines the impact of home care and unpaid caregiving on women. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Geneticization: an interview with Abby Lippman on new genetics  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39708
Discusses the consequences of the new genetics on women, in particular the health and social practices and policies applying genetic technologies will allow. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Commercializing embryos and commodifying women's bodies: why women should be concerned about stem cell research  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39502
Examines the issues surrounding stem cell research. Points out its risks to women. (See Details)
Published: 2005
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