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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
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
Misoprostol for first-trimester missed abortion  
http://www.ipas.org/publications/en/Medical_Abortion/med_ab_misoprostol_first_tri_missed_en.pdf
Presents recommendations for vaginal administration of misoprostol for first-trimester missed abortion. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Endometrial sampling technologies for the office or clinic (Spanish)  
http://www.ipas.org/publications/es/resources_for_womens_health/R1_S97_es.pdf
Includes steps for endometrial biopsy and endometrial sampling devices for the office or clinic. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Social and medical advocacy with transgender people and loved ones: recommendations for BC clinicians  
http://www.vch.ca/transhealth/resources/library/tcpdocs/guidelines-advocacy.pdf
Outlines recommendations for clinicians on how to effectively advocate on trans-specific issues. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Documenting wife abuse: a guide for physicians  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/156/7/1015.pdf
Outlines the epidemiologic aspects of spousal abuse; discusses common signs and symptoms; and outlines the role of physicians in legal proceedings concerning spousal abuse. Indicates the necessary, relevant, and appropriate evidence to be collected and documented for both medical and legal purposes. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1997
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
Screening for human papillomavirus infection  
http://www.ctfphc.org/Full_Text/Ch63full.htm
Reviews the evidence for and against HPV screening in asymptomatic women and concludes that screening should not be done since therapy is ineffective and potentially harmful. (See Details)
Published: 1992
Programmatic guidelines for screening for cancer of the cervix in Canada  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ccdpc-cpcmc/cc-ccu/pdf/screening.pdf
Provides guidelines for cervical cancer screening, including training, maintenance of competence, performance indicators, and screening practices. (See Details)
Published: 1998
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