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Health care privatization: women are paying the price  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39564
Illustrates that privatization is a primary cost-cutting strategy in current health care reform and that it is moving swiftly, quietly and devastatingly into the health care system in Canada in multiple ways. (See Details)
Published: 2002
The silent voices of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Canada: African and Caribbean women in Toronto  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39484
Argues for the need to engage African and Caribbean women and their communities in HIV/AIDS prevention, support and care activities. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Don't swallow everything you hear about women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/cwhn/swallow.html
Discusses women and medications. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Midwifery care continues to face challenges: Canadian midwifery is still defining itself, one mother at a time  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39533
Lists the barriers to midwifery care in Canada, including lack of government support and funding, lack of midwives and training opportunities, and the lack of intra-professional understanding. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Keeping all your eggs in one basket  
http://www.cwhn.ca/PDF/O_hysterectomy.pdf
This article discusses the removal of healthy ovaries during a hysterectomy, and the heightened risk of death from heart disease or complications from osteoporosis this may entail. Challenges the "take'em out while you're in there" theory of hysterectomy. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Building a coalition on the "G" Case in British Columbia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39766
Discusses programs here activists on women and addictions issues and those working to prevent alcohol and drug-related development disabilities (ADRDD) work together. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Mammography: on target?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39643
Investigates the usefullness of mammography, including the delays, and screening hazards. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Compassionate care benefits not compassionate enough  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39518
Criticizes the new federal government's compassionate care initiative that provides up to six weeks of paid leave for those family members (parent, spouse, child) who care for a patient who is determined by doctors to be at a significant risk of dying within a 6 month period. Argues that a majority of unpaid caregivers do not meet the eligibility requirements for this program. (See Details)
Published: 2004
In need of a healthy balance: Poor health and economic insecurity are realities for female unpaid caregivers  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39440
Discusses how the critical care of female caregivers is invisible, lacking the financial, social and program support to prevent unpaid caregivers from depleting their own health and financial resources. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007
Exposing the ugly truth about poverty in Canada  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39725
Discusses poverty issues in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 1998