Latin American women

Latin American women

The contribution of intimate partner violence to health disparities for women of color

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English
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Online
Author: 
Phyllis W Sharps
Jacquelyn C Campbell
Publisher: 
Family Violence Prevention & Health Practice
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Provides an overview of the health consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV) for minority women including increased risk for HIV/AIDS and the hidden epidemic of forced sex.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 15564827
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Study: fertility among visible minority women

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
The Daily
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses fertility rates among visible minority women, from 1996 to 2001.

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Eating disorders among women of colour

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English
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Online
Author: 
Patricia Romney
Publisher: 
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines how eating disorders are different among women of colour. Discusses cultural meanings of weight and food.

Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Racial discrimination as a health risk for female youth: implications for policy and healthcare delivery in Canada: final report

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Alisha Ali
Notisha Massaquoi
Marsha Brown
Publisher: 
Women's Health in Women's Hands
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents the findings of a participatory research process involving young women of colour that explored how racism impacts their access to quality healthcare, health education and health information.

ISBN/ISSN: 
DISC.A45 2001
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

La salud de las mujeres refugiadas

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Spanish
Translated Title: 
Resilience and health: Salvadoran refugee women in Manitoba: executive summary (Spanish)
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Sarah J. Bowen
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Describes, in Spanish, the health of Salvadoran refugee women, their understanding of the causes of health and illness, and the strategies they use to maintain health and cope with health problems.

Young women of color and their risk for HIV and other STIs

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English
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Online
Author: 
L. Michael Gipson
Angela Frasier
Publisher: 
Advocates for Youth
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Examines the socioeconomic, cultural, and gender barriers limit the ability of some young women of colour in the United States to receive information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, access culturally appropriate health care, and reduce sexual risks. Includes references.

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Alone in Canada: 21 ways to make it better: a self-help guide for single newcomers (Spanish)

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Spanish
Translated Title: 
Solo(a) en Canada: 21 maneras para ayudarlo(a) a sentirse mejor: una guia de autoayuda para recien llegados(as) que estan solos(as) en Canada
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jacqueline L. Scott
Laura Simich
Publisher: 
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Covers a range of topics, in Spanish, to help newcomers integrating themselves into Canadian society in a manner that respects their cultural identities, and their physical and mental health and well-being.

ISBN/ISSN: 
IMWO.S36 2001
ISBN 0888684029

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy

Works to educate women of color and policy makers on reproductive and sexual health and rights, and towards the access of health services, information and resources that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Primary Telephone: 
404-344-9629
Email Address: 
info@sistersong.net
Fax Number: 
404-346-7517
Street Address: 
PO Box 311020
City: 
Atlanta
Province: 
Georgia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
31131

A reproductive health agenda for women of color

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English
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Paper
Publisher: 
SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Initiative
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Works to lend mutual support in initiating and/or enhancing local reproductive tract infection (RTI) programs to foster increased awareness and access to reproductive health care for women of color.

ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMH.S57 2001

Women of color health data book

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, Office of Research on Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Bethesda, MD

Examines factors affecting the health and assessemtn of women of colour, as well as issues related to improving the health of women of colour in the United States.

Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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