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Women survivors of childhood sexual abuse reluctant to use health care system  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39542
Summarizes findings of several studies on victims of child sexual abuse and their use of the health care system. Provides link to a resource for health care providers on how to deal with these victims in their clinical settings. (See Details)
Published: 2003
The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit: Less than meets the eye  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39436
Discusses how the Children's Fitness Tax Credit may unfairly advantage some Canadian families and leave others behind. As well, how the design of the tax credit does not take into account differences in participation in physical activity by gender. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
How to help a new mom  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39680
Provides simple tips on how to help a new mother. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Coming out about lesbians and cancer  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39508
Summarizes and analyses results from the Lesbians and Breast Cancer Project. Looks at lesbians' experiences of cancer treatment and support services, as well as their feelings and ideas about changes in identity, body, sexuality and relationships. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Where have all the midwives gone? The Newfoundland and Labrador experience  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39678
Discusses the lack of midwives in Newfoundland and Labrador, where they were once so commonplace that midwifery was legislated in 1920. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Improving access to emergency contraception  
http://www.cwhn.ca/PDF/ECbackgrounderEN.pdf
Examines how a lack of awareness about emergency contraception, the costs of obtaining it, and existing regulations unnecessarily restrict this access. (See Details)
Published: 2005
The blessingway: an alternative baby shower  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39613
Describes a Blessingway ceremony, an alternative to the more traditional baby shower, which provides a true show of support for new mothers. Includes tips and suggestions. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Women's health in Canada: Beijing and beyond  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/pub/beijingBeyond.pdf
Looks at the progress that the Canadian government has made in advancing women’s health since Canada adopted in 1995 the United Nations Platform for Action. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Healing from sexual abuse trauma with spirituality  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39612
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"  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/kickers/perimenopause.html
Examines the medicalization of regularly occuring symptoms during the years prior to menopause, the so-called "perimenopause." (See Details)
Published: 2003