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The mother myth: a feminist analysis of post partum depression  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_11_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article offers a feminist analysis of the spectrum of post partum emotional adjustments.  Discusses post partum depression as a metaphor of women's oppression as mothers. Asks crucial questions about the problems that isolated nuclear family parenting poses for women. 


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Published: 1989
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
Where does the torturer live?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1991_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_3_Fall.pdf

This article discusses domestic violence and the linguistic and cultural barriers barriers for immigrant women that make it difficult to access resources and support. Shares stories and resources. 


 

 

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Published: 1991
Women with disabilities challenge the body beautiful  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1992_Healthsharing_Vol_12_No_4_Winter.pdf

This article is an examination of the pressures women are under to conform to an unattainable standard of beauty and the double impact this has on women with disabilities. 

 

 

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Published: 1992
Reaching out : women working with immigrant women  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_13_No_3_Fall_Winter.pdf

This article introduces Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWWIW), a women's group in New Brunswick for immigrant and refugee women. Shares success they have had in making their program accessible. Systemic challenges: racism and sexism. 

 


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Published: 1992
Profiles - violence in lesbian relationships a double invisibility : an interview with sally papsco  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1993_Healthsharing_Vol_14_No_1_Spring_Summer.pdf

This article is an interview with sally papsco about violence in lesbian relationships. Identifies appropriate resources and support. Discusses the unique challenges of addressing intimate partner violence in lesbian communities. 

 

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Published: 1993
The emotional turmoil of infertility  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Spring.pdf

This article covers the issue of infertility. Identifies reasons why infertility rates are rising. Addresses emotional aspects. Proposes stronger advocacy for people dealing with the problem of infertility. 

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Published: 1982
Working through despair  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1982_Healthsharing_Summer.pdf

This article addresses the despair that an increasing number of people are experiencing in relation to imagining the future of our planet. Introduces the concept of despair work; symptoms and suppression, validation, feeling, imaging, waiting and community. 

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Published: 1982
Lesbians in therapy  
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. Examines the unique needs of lesbians seeking therapy. Describes leaderless lesbian therapy groups. 

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Published: 1983
Rural feminism  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1985_Healthsharing_Vol_7_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article shows how rural women in southern Ontario are fighting for their health. The impact of support and education on women's health.

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Published: 1985