Search Resources (English): Impact on women, Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)

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Surviving on hope is not enough: women's health, poverty, justice and income support in Manitoba  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/survivingOnHope.pdf
Examines how Manitoba and local policies concerning income support programs affect women's health. Presents recommendations for change based on the difficulties women in this research experienced. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The differential impact of health care privatization on women in Alberta  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/alta.pdf
Examines privatization in Alberta and its impact on women. Traces development and provides an overview of health policy initiatives exemplifying governmental policy platform. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Surviving on hope is not enough: women's health, poverty, justice and income support in Manitoba (large print version)  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/survivingOnHopeLP.pdf
Examines how Manitoban policies concerning income support programs affect women's health. Presents recommendations for change based on the difficultires women in this research experienced. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Geneticization and the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy: the marketing of women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/5-lippman.pdf
Examines the consequences of applying the qualifier "genetic" to health and to health care. Raises similar questions about the effects of identifying certain health matters as being about gender, as distinct from sex, pointing out how the increasing marketing of, and markets for, genetics and women's health, constantly twist the meaning of these words as well as co-opt the concept of "choice." (See Details)
Published: 2000
The hazards of human developmental gene modification  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/7-newman.pdf
Looks at human developmental gene modification, sometimes termed germ-line gene therapy. Identifies specific dangers for women and for their children where genetic modification of human embryos or fetuses is pursued. Also presents an important gender analysis, pointing out that this kind of genetic experimentation is reliant on the powerful desire and expectation that women will do anything for their children. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Genetic testing, citizenship and subjectivity: implications for women and health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/8-polzer.pdf
Raises questions about the political underpinnings and personal implications of genetic testing for breast cancer risk. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Who benefits: international harmonisation of the regulation of new pharmaceutical drugs  
http://www.whp-apsf.ca/en/documents/who_benefits.html
Explains how the push to streamline the drug approval process in the world's three largest pharmaceutical markets is neglecting the special needs of women. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Nurturing cycles  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/17-vanesterik.pdf
Looks at the inconsistencies between the promises made in the name of biotechnology and the lived experience of most of the world's women. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Exposing privatization: women and health care reform in Canada
Examines health care privatization and its impact on women. Highlights the impact of health care reform on women's participation in the decision-making process.
Published: 2002
Unpacking the shift to home care  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/Flood%20Finalreport.pdf
Explores the shift from hospital care to home care. Describes the de-institutionalization process and its implications. Provides recommendations on advocacy for efficient and equitable home care policies. (See Details)
Published: 1999