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Make the most of your doctor  
http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7402/1292
Presents steps to make the most of your doctor's appointment. (See Details)
Published: 2003
I am a good patient, believe it or not  
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/326/7402/1293
Discusses what patients really want from their health care providers, including answers to questions in easy-to-understand terms, how they will participate in their health care, seeing and sharing their health records, the right to a second opinion with no negative effects on their ongoing care, and being able to communicate with their providers outside of consultations. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Women in institutions  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Winter.pdf

This article is the fourth of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Examines whether institutions could be more intimate and more humane.

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Published: 1982
Healthcare and lesbians  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1985_Healthsharing_Vol_6_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article explores health care issues of special concern to lesbians. Homophobia and challenges to accessing safe health care. Gynecological and breast health concerns. 

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Published: 1985
New research and treatments for endometriosis  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_1_Spring.pdf

This article discusses emdometriosis. Shares new research and treatment options. 

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Published: 1991
Barbara Seaman (1935-2008): Pioneer in the women’s health movement  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39422

Discusses the life of author, journalist and patients' rights advocate, Barbara Seaman.

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Published: Spring/Summer 2008