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Lesbian health guidelines  
www.sogc.org/

Addresses the barriers that lesbian patients face when accessing medical care. Provides information to aid in understanding lesbian culture and lifestyle.

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Published: 2000
Promoting continence using prompted voiding  
http://www.rnao.org/bestpractices/PDF/BPG_Continence.pdf
Provides information for implementing a treatment program of prompted voiding for older adults with urinary incontinence. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Handbook on sensitive practice for health professionals: lessons from women survivors of childhood sexual abuse  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/familyviolence/pdfs/handbook%20e.pdf
Addresses health professionals who have limited experience working with female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Offers practical suggestions that can be incorporated into a clinical practise that are sensitive to the needs of these particular clients. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Prevention of early-onset Group B (GBS) infection in the newborn: systematic review and recommendations  
http://www.cfpc.ca/cfp/2002/May/vol48-may-resources-2.asp
Provides a systematic review and recommendations on the prevention of early-onset Group B streptococcal (GBS) infection in the newborn. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Preface to the prevention & diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)  
http://www.albertadoctors.org/bcm/ama/ama-website.nsf/pgRedirNewWin?OpenPage&url=http://www.albertadoctors.org/bcm/ama/ama-website.nsf/AllDoc/87256DB000705C3F87256E050055353E/$File/FAS_PREFACE.PDF?OpenElement&ht=600&wt=600&opts=NO
Examines the full spectrum of disabilities related to FAS, its epidemiology, the mechanisms of alcohol teratogenic effects, and areas for further research and development. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Guiding principles for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing of women during pregnancy - 2002  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/02vol28/dr2813ea.html
Discusses HIV testing during pregnancy, enforcing the message of voluntarism, confidentiality and informed consent. Recommends that Canadian doctors begin to offer routine HIV tests to all pregnant women. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Clinical management of survivors of rape: a guide to the development of protocols for use in refugee and internally displaced pe  
http://rhrc.org/pdf/cmrs.pdf
Describes best practices in clinical management of women, men and children who have been raped. Intended for use by qualified health care providers (health coordinators, medical doctors, clinical officers, midwives and nurses). Takes into account national policies and practices, and availability of materials and drugs. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Early detection of depression  
http://www.ctfphc.org/Full_Text/Ch39full.htm
Recommends that routine screening for depression in asymptomatic individuals be excluded from periodic health assessments based on fair evidence that such screening by questionnaire did not improve detection rate or management. Also recommends physicians should be sensitive to the possibility of depression in their patients, particularly those at higher risk. (See Details)
Published: 1994
Diane-35 (cyproterone acetate): safety concerns  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/168/4/455
Discusses warnings regarding the drug, Diane-35, and the drug's risk of venous thromboembolism. States that Diane-35 should be reserved for temporary use in women with serious acne and should not be used solely as an oral contraceptive. (See Details)
Published: 2003
New Canadian consensus statement on intimate partner violence: violence linked to poor health, chronic conditions  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39486
Discusses the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' Intimate Partner Violence Consensus Statement. (See Details)
Published: 2005