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Health Canada's sex and gender-based analysis policy

Provides an introduction to the concept of gender-based analysis (GBA). Looks at the issue of gender equality in health and explains why Health Canada is adopting GBA.

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Published: 2000
Elementos para Elaborar un Perfil de Género y Salud

Esta guía describe cómo elaborar y presentar un perfil de género para la formulación de políticas y la planificación sanitarias. El objetivo es usar los datos, la bibliografía pertinente y un análisis de género para mejorar la salud, los factores determinantes de la salud y el desempeño del sistema de salud.

Describes the information needed and the steps to take to present a profile of specific-or several-health -related issues, using a gender-based analysis. Follows the methods described in the 'Guidelines for Gender based Analysis of Health data for Decision Making'. Statistical information forms the basis for a gender analysis, which sensitizes planners and policy makers to health inequalities that are avoidable and unfair, and contributes to developing better programs and policies.

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Published: July 2009
Intersections: a newsletter of the Institute of Gender and Health (Fall/Winter 2011)

In this issue:

• The Forgotten Sex in Sexual Pain
• At the Crossroads: Healthcare Experiences of Women with Female Genital Cutting
• Married to the Pill: Negotiating a Fifty-Year Relationship
• Who Really Gets Chlamydia?
• Message from the Scientific Director
• KT Monitor | An international symposium speak the unspoken about boys' body image.
• IGH Cochrane Corner | A look at key challenges in sensitizing systematic reviews to sex and gender.
News Briefs
• Trainee Spotlight | 4 questions for Lyndsay Hayhurst

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Published: Fall/Winter, 2011
The gender and health collaborative curriculum project (GHCCP)

This site, sponsored by the Ontario Women’s Council, offers online tutorials to help health professionals learn about why and how to use sex-and gender-based concepts and approaches in medical practice and health research.

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Sex, gender and chemicals: factoring women into Canada’s chemical management plan

With evidence from other NNEWH reports, calls on the federal government to strengthen the management of chemicals in Canada in order to prevent chronic low-dose exposures to toxic substances that may be having a wide-range of effects on the health of Canadians, and are disproportionately affecting women. Exposes the critical shortcomings of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP), a federal initiative aimed at improving the degree of protection against toxic substances in Canada.

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Published: 2011
Intersectionality: moving women's health research and policy forward

Explores how health researchers, policy analysts, program and service managers, decision makers, and academics can apply an intersectional perspective to their work.  Discusses intersectionality, a new paradigm used to study, understand, and respond to how sex and gender intersect with other variables such as ethnicity and class, and how these intersections contribute to unique experiences of health. (You will be asked to register on this site before downloading but it is free of charge.)

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Published: 2009
What a difference sex and gender make: a gender, sex and health research casebook (webinar)

Three presentations on the IGH's peer-reviewed casebook that presents a range of research-based accounts that illustrate how attending to gender and sex in health research contributes to advancing knowledge, strengthening science and improving knowledge translation. Written from a critically reflective vantage point, chapters share health researchers' experiences in how they came to understand and engage gender and sex in their work. This collection demonstrates that there is much to be gained from the routine integration of gender and sex across the health research spectrum.
Presenting authors:
Adrianna Mendrek (presentation in English): Sex and gender differences in mental health research
Karen Messing (presentation in French): Work exposures and musculoskeletal disorders: how the treatment of gender and sex in population-based surveys can affect detection of exposure-effect relationships
John Oliffe (presentation in English): Mobilizing masculinity to support fathers who want to be smoke free

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Published: 2012
Gender Basic: final report

Reports on the Gender Basic project of the Centre for Gender and Diversity, which arose from the European Union gender equality policy for research. References a wide variety of SGBA tools and health research which has used SGBA in anxiety disorders, asthma, metabolic syndrome, nutrigenomics, osteoporosis, and work-related health.


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Published: 2008
The ‘POWER’ to Improve Women’s Health

Discusses the POWER Study in Ontario, which is producing an evidence-based tool to help policy-makers, health-care providers, and consumers improve health and reduce health inequities among women and men of Ontario.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Network/Le Réseau - Spring/Summer 2009

This issue of Network focuses on why and how gender matters in mental health in Canada—a high priority for the Canadian Women’s Health Network and the Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health.

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Published: 2009