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Panel debates thorny issue of pharmaceutical funding  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39768
Reports on a panel discussion on the issue of women's health researchers, services, and action groups/organisations accepting funding from pharmaceutical companies. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Reclaiming menopause: another look at HRT and the medicalization of women's bodies  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39548
Discusses the over-prescribing of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to healthy women. Details the risks of prolonged HRT use, including increasing breast cancer rates. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Improving access to emergency contraception: must be affordable and easily available to all women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39487
Argues for access to emergency contraception without pharmacist intervention. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Resolutions adopted at the national conference "Women's Health and Diversity" Montreal, April 26-28, 2001  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39593
Presents the five resolutions adopted at the national conference, "Women's Health and Diversity", held in Montreal, April 26-28, 2001, sponsored by the Centre d'excellence pour la santé des femmes - Consortium Université de Montréal. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Invisible advertising  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39550
Discusses direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals, highlighting the hiring of celebrities as spokesmen and women paid to hawk prescription drugs under the guise of a personal interview. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Private health insurance for women?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39461
Discusses, in response to the Chaoulli decision, the direct and indirect effects of privatized health care on women. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Quebec's breast cancer screening program: the persepctive of workers in ethnocultural communities  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39624
Critiques the Québec Breast Cancer Screening Program, particularly it's lack of popularity within various ethnocultural communities in the province. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Degree of women's homelessness underestimated, study finds  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39537
Summarizes findings of a study conducted by Sistering: A Woman's Place that looked at the extent of women's homelessness. Describes "visible" and "hidden" homelessness. Highlights homelessness as a significant women's health issue that seriously impact women's emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health. Includes a list of suggestions to help improve the conditions of women's visible and hidden homelessness. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Gardasil: What you need to know about the HPV vaccine  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39434
Addresses the questions and concerns regarding the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil. (See Details)
Published: 2007
New guidelines on human research push equality & diversity to the margins  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39835
Arugues that new Canadian guidelines created to ensure that publicly funded health research is strongly rooted in ethics may not be so ethical after all. (See Details)
Published: 1998