Sexuality

Sexuality

Sex and punishment : the politics of cervical cancer

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Jan Darby
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Vol 13, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article maintains that the question of what causes cervical cancer has profound implication for women's health. Discusses the necessary move for medical researchers to broaden their approach to the causation of cervical cancer to take into account the complex social and environmental influences on women's lives. 



 


Women and AIDS

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Beth Easton
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Vol 13, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article maintains that the needs and experiences of women with HIV/AIDS is unique. Suggests different treatment and education strategies for a women-centered approach to HIV/AIDS. Shares resources available. 

A season for sex

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Gail Weber
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Vol 11, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is in celebration of women's sexuality in midlife. Discusses the physiological, psychological and cultural factors that shape menopausal women's experience of sexuality.  

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
Author: 
Barbara Underwood Scharff
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vol 2, No. 4
Publisher: 
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. 

Thoughts on sex without science

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
B.J Richmond
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vol 2, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is about the sexuality of women who have sex with men. Discusses The beginnings of gynecological thought and practice; A call to move from the symptoms-analysis-cure approach to a holistic approach. Encourages women to be their own experts; To think critically about their sexuality and how they feel about their bodies.

Medicalization of Sex (podcasts)

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English
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Online
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Rabble.ca
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Podcast series of radio documentaries that arose from the Medicalization of Sex conference that took place in Vancouver in April 2011. The three podcasts explore the way in which sex has been positioned in popular culture, in medical discourse and in the news media, as something that is not simply healthy at times, but as necessary in the maintenance of good health. It looks at how this kind of discourse affects how women view their own sexuality, how it plays into compulsory sexuality, and asks: Is sex necessarily "healthy"?

The three parts are:
Part one: Sex for health
Part two: The trouble with female genitalia
Part three: Barbara Marshall -- 'Sexualizing the Third Age

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Still doing it: the intimate lives of women over 60

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English
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Dierdre Fischel
Diana Holtzberg
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Penguin
Publication Date: 
2010

This book explores the lives of older women. Partnered, single, straight, gay, black and white nine extraordinary women, age 67-87, express with startling honesty and humor how they feel about themselves, sexuality and love in later life and the poignant realities of aging. This was also made into a movie.

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ISBN-10: 1583333207
ISBN-13: 978-1583333204
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Contains bibliographical references and index. 208 pages

Sex, Lies, and Pharmaceuticals: How drug companies plan to profit from female sexual disfunction

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English
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Barbara Mintzes
Ray Moynihan
Publisher: 
Greystone Books
Publication Date: 
2010

Offers practical information about the risks and benefits of the latest pills and canvasses other approaches to understanding common sexual problems.

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9781553655084

FDA hearing on flibanserin

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New View Campaign
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New View Campaign wesite
Publication Date: 
2010

Read the New View Campaign’s comments on US FDA hearings for approval of Flibanserin:

“On June 18, 2010, the FDA Reproductive Health Advisory Committee convenes for the second time to consider a drug for "female sexual dysfunction" (the first drug, Intrinsa, failed in 2004). The New View Campaign opposes the approval of flibanserin, and is preparing factsheets and petitions, has spoken to endless media, and will be participating in the hearing as part of the section on public speakers. In combination with the materials we prepared in 2004 for the Intrinsa hearing, these resources offer a rich analysis of the medicalization of sexuality.”

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