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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
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
The legal system and its impact on women's health: a largely uninvestigated terrain  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/havkivsky-legal.pdf
Considers the potential and limitations of the legal system in women's struggle for social justice. The argument put forward in the paper is that though rarely taken into account when examining women's health, the legal system is a key determinant of women's health. (See Details)
Published: 1999
HIV and AIDS among women in Canada  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/epiu-aepi/epi_update_may_04/5_e.html
Updates the status of HIV and AIDS among women in Canada. Includes data on recent epidemiological trends, prevalence rates among pregnant women, and mortality rates among women. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Medical interventional study of war affected Gulu District, Uganda. Part two
Details a plethora of war related physical, mental and psycholgoical malformations in just one of the over 30 Internally Displaced Peoples' Camps of Gulu, that were serious to warrent specialised attention.
Published: 2001
The impact of the health system on women's health in the 21st century (Canada)
Presents a panel presentation given by the Honourable Monique Bégin at the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Heatlh Forum. Aims to project the effects of health care reform on women's health in Canada throughout the 21st century by using models based on past experiences and examination of current trends.
Published: 1996
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
Will the Canadian government's commitment to use a gender-based analysis result in public policies reflecting the diversity of w  
http://www.acewh.dal.ca/eng/reports/williams.pdf
Describes where gender equity and gender-based analysis strategies come from and discusses where they might be going. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Ambulatory care: the hidden price for women: summary  
http://www.csf.gouv.qc.ca/telechargement/pdf/SyntheseAmbulatoryCareTheHiddenPriceForWomen.pdf
Examines the impact of ambulatory careon women as system users, as caregivers, and as workers, and looks at the effects on women's physical health and on perinatal care. (See Details)
Published: 1999
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