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Mainstreaming women's mental health: building a Canadian strategy  
http://bccewh.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2003_Mainstreaming-Womens-Mental-Health-Building-a-Canadian-Strategy.pdf

Briefly reviews the evidence with respect to sex and gender differences in mental health as they pertain to women. Provides recommendations for a national women's mental health strategy.

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Published: 2003
Improving conditions: integrating sex and gender into federal mental health and addictions policy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/ImprovingConditions.pdf

Examines factors across the lifespan that demonstrate why an examination of sex differences and gender influences is crucial to any policy work in mental health and substance use.

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Published: 2006
Towards healthy environments for children: frequently asked questions about breastfeeding in a contaminated environment  
http://nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/7437POLICY%20SHEET.NNEWH.2pg.pdf

Argues that breastmilk is safer and healthier for children than manufactured infant formulas, even in a contaminated environment.

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Published: 2005
We're not sick: we're women: blood money  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/finalBLOOD%20MONEYad.qrk.pdf

Presents a social marketing poster examining menstrual suppression and its potential impact on women's health.

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Published: 2004
Emergency contraception in Canada: increasing access and improving reproductive health  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/pdf/ECbackgrounderEN.pdf

Argues that emergency contraception (ECP) should be made available without a scheduled status — that is without pharmacist assistance or intervention.

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Published: 2005
Sexual violence and dislocation in women's acquisition of HIV in Manitoba  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Examines the relationship between violence, engagement in risk behaviours, HIV exposure, and economic conditions.

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Published: 2006
From recognition to action: gender-based analysis and mainstreaming in HIV/AIDS  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Argues that a gender-based analysis framework is needed to evaluate responses to the HIV pandemic's gender dimensions.

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Published: 2006
Give it to me now: sexual health information and services for older youth in British Columbia  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Reports on a study that explored the sexual health information and service needs of young adults beyond adolescence (ages 19-30).

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Published: 2006
Making space for young heterosexual males: gender and HIV/AIDS prevention education  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Describes the results of a study that explored young heterosexual males' perceptions of sexual behaviours, roles, and responsibilities, and determined obstacles and gaps in their sexual health decision-making. Includes recommendations.

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Published: 2006
Time to deliver on gender and HIV/AIDS  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol5no2EN.pdf

Examines the ways in which sex and gender function to make women and girls susceptible to HIV.

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Published: 2006