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Papalooza: the smear campaign: celebrating and promoting the health of queer women and trans people  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39588
Discusses the need for lesbian, bisexual and transgendered women to access STI screening, including Pap smears. Details a program created by the Queer Women's and Trans Health Series called Papalooza: The Smear Campaign. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Breastfeeding in a contaminated environment  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39519
Examines how toxic chemicals in the environment can pose prenatal and postnatal health risks in infants, children and the general public. Discusses the chemical residues in breast milk. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Protecting abortion providers  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39731
Discusses attacks on Canadian and U.S. abortion providers, and what security measures can be taken to prevent other attacks. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Women's healthcare jobs threatened by privatizaiton. British Columbia: a case in point  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39514
Examines the impact of British Columbia's decision to privatize health support jobs, a female-dominated workforce. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy: the facts  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39764
Discusses how pregnant women who use alcohol and other drugs risk giving birth to children affected by fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and other alcohol and drug-related developmental disabilities (ADRDD). (See Details)
Published: 1997
The Institute of Gender and Health: a year in review  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39566
Provides the history and origins of the Institute of Gender and Health, one of the thirteen Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Describes the institutes strategic initiatives, events, and activities. (See Details)
Published: 2002
New Canadian consensus statement on intimate partner violence: violence linked to poor health, chronic conditions  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39486
Discusses the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' Intimate Partner Violence Consensus Statement. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Prairie women, violence and self-harm  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39592
Discusses the results of research, focusing on the increase of women in trouble with the law engaging in self-harming activities. (See Details)
Published: 2001
"Miracle pills" for disease prevention an alarming trend, researcher finds  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39549
Reports on a study that calls on the federal government to tighten regulations on drugs being tested and prescribed to prevent disease. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Who counts as a health care worker?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/pub/critical.html
Examines the work done by "ancillary" health care workers, i.e. cleaners, clerial workers, and others, and how the importance of this work is often unrecognized by health care policy makers. (See Details)
Published: 2006