Gender

Gender

Transforming erotic power

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Marlana Valverde
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Vol 5, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article identifies the connections between the erotic, power, gender and oppression. Addresses the possibility for changing sexual behavior as well as sexual attitudes. 


Resisting womanhood

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Barbara Underwood Scharff
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vol 2, No. 4
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article outlines the authors personal narrative, follows her adolescent development, gender journey, fear of sexuality, experiences with amenorrhea, body image and coming into feminism. 

Disinfection & Downstream Effects: Gender and the Implications of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in our Water

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Sharon Batt
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Vol.13 No. 1
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
January 2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Trace levels of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) are presently found in Canadian surface water and groundwater, and drinking water. Indeed, these compounds are starting to be acknowledged as pollutants that are persistent in our environment. Their ‘persistence’ is thought to derive not only from chemical properties that resist their breakdown in the environment, but from their continuous, and growing, release.

Sex, Gender and Influenza

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
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July 2010
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

The World Health Organization (WHO) has addressed infectious diseases around the globe, with consideration of the impact of sex and gender on chronic infectious diseases, including HIV and tuberculosis.  Sex and gender have an impact on people’s vulnerability to influenza, as well as the course and outcome of infection and vaccination. The impact of sex and gender on the outcome of infection is influenced by a number of global, social and biological factors.

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ISBN 9789241500111

Women's Respiratory Health: An evidence review

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Natalie Hemsing
Lorraine Greaves
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October 2008
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

In response to the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) women’s life expectancy study which revealed that respiratory systems diseases are the 3rd leading cause of death for women ages 65-74 in British Columbia, this is a review of 137 articles and other relevant documents discussing sex and gender issues for women’s respiratory disease and health, including grey literature reports.

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Rural and remote women and the Kirby-Keon Report on mental health: a preliminary gender-place analysis

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Jayne Melville Whyte
Joanne Havelock
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
March 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Analyzes the Highlights and Recommendations of Out of the Shadows at Last (the Kirby-Keon Report) with a gender-place lens focused on women living in rural and remote areas in Saskatchewan.

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Girls take action on mental health: gender and the mental health of young Canadians

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Une approche sensible à l’expérience du traumatisme : atelier portant sur les traumatismes, les dépendances et la santé mentale
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Author: 
Lia De Pauw
Juniper Glass
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Vol.11, No. 2
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Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

In June 2009, Girls Action Foundation published The Need for a Gender-Sensitive Approach to the Mental Health of Young Canadians.  This excerpt provides a summary of the report, including recommendations.

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14800039

Gender, diversity and HIV/AIDS

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presented at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Ontario, this document looks at such themes as workplace HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, youth and prevention, breastfeeding, and gender-based analysis and HIV resources.

Gender equality, work and health: a review of the evidence

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Karen Messing
Piroska Ostlin
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2006

Summarizes the evidence about the relationship between gender inequality and health and safety problems related to work. It reviews gender issues in research, policies and programmes on occupational health and safety, and highlights some specific issues for women.

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Gender for journalists: a toolkit

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Author: 
Trish Williams
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International Institute for Communication and Development
Publication Date: 
2006

This toolkit aims to provide journalists with an understanding of gender issues, and of the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society, so that their reporting will be accurate and gender sensitive.

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