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

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International women's mental health consensus statement approved  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39465
Announces the approval of an international consensus statement calling for the prioritization of women's mental health by the World Psychiatric Association. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Two moms better than one?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39679
Discusses lesbian parenting, artificial insemination, finding the right donor, and the difficulties of defining roles. (See Details)
Published: 1999
"Breast cancer genes": myths and facts. From the Boston Women's Health Book Collective and the Council for Responsible Genetics  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39625
Discusses the geneticization of breast cancer, the discovery of the so-called "breast cancer genes" (BRCA-1 and BRCA-2), and the positive and negative effects of genetic screening for breast cancer. (See Details)
Published: 2000
The evidence is in... it's time to act on homecare  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39562
Discusses the origin and history of the "Charlottetown Declaration on the Right to Care." Argues that action to deliver the home care services needed in Canada is long past due. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Which tips for health really matter?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39538
Provides a darkly humourous comparison of "personal" health tips with the social determinants of health. (See Details)
Published: 2003
HIV/AIDS and women's global health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39480
Looks at the impact of HIV/AIDS on women's health. Argues that women have been ignored in the HIV/AIDS work around the world. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Aboriginal women too often the victims of racialized, sexualized violence  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39430
Examines the urgent state of affairs regarding the safety of Aboriginal women in Canada. Discusses the Sisters In Spirit Initiative. (See Details)
Published: 2007
Why the Supreme Court should rule against mandatory treatment: five good reasons  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39765
Argues against mandatory treatment of pregnant women using substances with 5 main arguments that refuse to identify the pregnant woman as the cause of the problem at hand. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Women's cycles up for sale: neo-medicalization and women's reproductive health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39520
Examines the medicalization of women's reproductive functions, including treating normal health cycles as problems or illnesses. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Exposing the ugly truth about poverty in Canada  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39725
Discusses poverty issues in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 1998