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Endocrine therapy for transgender adults in British Columbia: suggested guidelines  
http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/resources/library/tcpdocs/guidelines-endocrine.pdf
Provides protocols and guidelines to assist endocrinologists, family physicians, and nurse practitioners whose patients may ask for feminizing/masculinizing medication. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease: recommendation   
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/170/9/1388
Provides the Task Force recommendations against the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to prevent strokes and heart attacks. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Independent health facilities: clinical practice parameters & facility standards: obstetrics & gynaecology: induced abortion  
http://www.cpso.on.ca/Publications/abortionbook.pdf
Provides a framework to assist physicans in developing quality management programs and a guide for assessing the quality of abortion services provided in their facilities. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Hot tips: non-estrogen management of hot flashes  
http://www.ices.on.ca/informed/periodical/issue/2258-vol10issue4Art3.pdf
Examines the efficacy of several non-hormonal treatment options for the management of hot flashes. Presents an approach to managing vasomotor symptoms when therapy is desired. (See Details)
Published: 2004
The palpable breast lump: information and recommendations to assist decision-making when a breast lump is detected  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/data/158/3/DC1/2
Provides information and recommendations for assisting women and physicians in making decisions necessary to establish or exclude the presence of cancer when a lump is felt in the breast. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Counselling and mental health care of transgender adults and loved ones  
http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/resources/library/tcpdocs/guidelines-mentalhealth.pdf
Addresses trans-specific elements of mental health practice, including assessment, care planning, and treatment, to assist clinicians providing mental health services in the community setting. (See Details)
Published: 2006
The SOGC statement on the WHI report on estrogen and progestin use in postmenopausal women
Discusses how the findings of the Women's Health Initiative study can be applied to reach appropriate clinical decisions.
Published: 2002
Lesbian health  
http://www.arhp.org/HandS_Vol7-no2/index.html
Examines the health care and information needs of lesbians and women who have sex with women. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Investigation of lesions detected by mammography  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/data/158/3/DC1/3
Provides information and recommendations to facilitate decision-making when a mammographic abnormality is detected by screening. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Development of a model for integrated post-fracture care in Ontario: submitted to the Ontario Women's Health Council
Presents an extension of previous work reported by Ontario Women's Health Council in their report "A framework and strategy for the prevention and management of osteoporosis (2000)". Offers recommendations for an evidence-based best-practice model for integrated post-fracture care in Ontario. osteoporosis. Provides information on: peer-reviewed literature pertaining to post-fracture care; scope of post-fracture care in Ontario; current models of care in Ontario viz. human and organizational factors influencing care patients receive; and, best-practice initiatives in post-fracture. Offers recommendations, based on literature review and qualitative and quantitative research, for a best-practice model for integrated post-fracture care in Ontario, reflecting complexity of situations with acute management and the role of in-hospital services, and issues of follow-up with primary care health professionals and community-based organizations and services. Aims of the model are: to increase appropriate investigation and treatment of osteoporosis in people who have experienced a fragility fracture; and, to prevent future fractures in such cases.
Published: 2003