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Sharing the menopause experience  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article explains how menopause workshops encourage sharing and demedicalize menopausal transitions.  

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Published: 1986
Cool news for hot flashers  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1986_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article discusses the clinical research and personal experience that informs  about hot flashes. Normalizes the experience of hot flashes. Encourages further research and understanding. 

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Published: 1986
Health care choices: making yours   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_1_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article asks readers to take responsibility to determine what our needs are and who might best help you us meet our needs; lists a range of services and practitioners; Tips on how to access alternative resources, what to look for when choosing a practitioner, gives examples of how to break down your health concern to access a combination of services to address all aspects of your health.


 

 

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Published: 1980
Can she read it : readability and literacy in health education  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article discusses how to make health information readable. Lists easy-to-read resources. Offers information on how to write for people with low literacy skills. 

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Published: 1987
Troubles with tampons  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1980_Healthsharing_Vol_2_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article discusses dangers of tampon use; under researched and lack of information available from companies; chemicals, toxic shock syndrome; government inaction; alternatives to tampons.


 

 

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Published: 1980
Not quite a refuge: refugee women in canada   
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article speaks to experiences of refugee women in Canada. Barriers for refugee women seeking health care and social services. Describes inadequacies of services for refugee women and how they can be improved. 

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Published: 1988
Getting rid of the crab  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1981_Healthsharing_Vol_2_No_3_Summer.pdf
Published: 1981
Testing positive  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1990_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article discusses the implications of HIV for women and how women's experiences with HIV are different from those of men. Explores the resources and support options available for women living with HIV.  


 

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Published: 1990
Tapping medical knowledge  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1981_Healthsharing_Winter.pdf

This article questions how we access health information. How to demystify medical terminology and health information from doctors. Demonstrates how public libraries, academic and medical libraries and small resource centres can help. Gives tips on how to find your way around a library. 

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Published: 1981
Healthshock  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article explores some experiences of immigrant women accessing health care services in Canada. Suggests ways to begin to break down some of the barriers to access and equality that exist in our health care system between the health care worker  and the consumer of those services. 

 

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Published: 1991