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Building bridges across difference and disability  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39551
Describes the "Building Bridges Across Difference and Disability" booklet designed to help care providers treat clients with facial and physical differences. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Widespread use of SSRI antidepressants drives soaring health care costs in Canada/What are SSRI antidepressants?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39462
Questions the science behind SSRI antidepressants and their real-world effectiveness. Examines why so many SSRIs are prescribed to women, as well as safety concerns and alternative treatment options. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Delivering midwifery: the integration of midwifery into the Canadian health care system  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39677
Discusses the reasons behind the official integration of midwifery and the challenges that remain despite it. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Biotechnology, genetic engineering and GMOs  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39632
Provides a brief description of biotechnology, genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). (See Details)
Published: 2000
Prenatal technologies may not offer reproductive choice  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39536
Discusses reproductive technologies and their implications for women's equality and recognition of disability rights. Explores the medicalization of disability and disability-based discrimination. (See Details)
Published: 2003
HIV/AIDS on rise for Canadian women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39481
Looks at the reasons for women's increased vulnerability to HIV infection. Explores actions governments and policy-makers can take to help stem the tide of infection rates. (See Details)
Published: 2005
How to survive our patchwork health care  
http://www.cwhn.ca/resources/pub/navigating.html
Book review of Michael Decter and Francesca Grosso's "Navigating Canada's Health Care: A User Guide to Getting the Health Care you need," discussing the regionalization of health care and how your health needs may not determine your access to care but rather your location. (See Details)
Published: 2007
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
Body image: young women speak out!  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39661
Reviews "That Body Image: Young Women Speak Out!" a compilation of 600 essays by young women that presents their perspectives and experiences with their own bodies. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Mammography: on target?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39643
Investigates the usefullness of mammography, including the delays, and screening hazards. (See Details)
Published: 2000