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Improving access to emergency contraception
Examines how a lack of awareness about emergency contraception, the costs of obtaining it, and existing regulations unnecessarily restrict this access. (See Details)
Published: 2005
The blessingway: an alternative baby shower
Describes a Blessingway ceremony, an alternative to the more traditional baby shower, which provides a true show of support for new mothers. Includes tips and suggestions. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Women's health in Canada: Beijing and beyond
Looks at the progress that the Canadian government has made in advancing women’s health since Canada adopted in 1995 the United Nations Platform for Action. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Healing from sexual abuse trauma with spirituality
Discusses the limits of traditional psychology for treating sexual abuse survivors, and ways to incorporate spiritual healing in order to move from being simply survivors to truly being alive. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Perimenopause: an invented "disease"
Examines the medicalization of regularly occuring symptoms during the years prior to menopause, the so-called "perimenopause." (See Details)
Published: 2003
Maternity care for rural women: a thing of the past
Discusses limited maternity care services in rural communities, and looks at the social and psychological effects on women. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Missing pieces: not-so-public biotech consultations
Reports on the roundtable discussions held in April and May 1998 around the national strategy to guide biotechnology developments in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Gender sensitive health planning: why is it important?
Discusses the need for gender-based analysis and gender sensitive health planning, using the Saskatchewan and Manitoba Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) as examples. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Just say no: the dangers of tranquilizers and sleeping pills
Briefly examines the health risks and consequences associated with long-term use of benzodiazepines and tranquilizers. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Silicone breast implants back on the market: Serious health risks have not been addressed
Discusses how by sanctioning silicone breast implants, our health regulators are essentially medicalizing a dangerous fashion fad. (See Details)
Published: Spring/Summer 2007