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Social support

Nurturing mothers

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sheila Kitzinger
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Vol 4, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the culture of childbearing. Explores how medicalization has becomes the ritual of birth in North America. Explores how women are reclaiming their bodies in birth. 

 

Profiles - violence in lesbian relationships a double invisibility : an interview with sally papsco

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Sally Papsco
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Vol 14, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

 

Profiles: midwifery coalition of Nova Scotia

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sharon Rose
Jan Taylor
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Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights initiatives by the Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia to legalize Midwifery. Discusses a proposed pilot project to compare the success rate and cost of hospital based midwife supervised births to medically controlled deliveries. 

 


Reaching out : women working with immigrant women

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Valerie Kflfoil
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Vol 13, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

 


A population at risk

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Judith Elizabeth Pilowsky
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Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses immigrant women, refugee women and visible minority women and mental health. Identifies factors that constitute stress in the lives of these women and so create a vulnerability to psychosomatic problems. Explores how the needs addressed can be met. 

 

 

 

Mother bears on the rampage : mothers of chronically-ill children confront the health care system

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Maureen Gans
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Vol 12, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the needs of mothers who have chronically ill children. Shares what these women have to do in order to get quality health care for their family. 

 

  

A natural resource

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Leslie Ayre-Jaschke
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Vol 11, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding. Lists the political, medical and journalistic work necessary to support women and make breastfeeding a viable option. 

Health on stage

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Rachel Epstein
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Vol 11, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is about interactive youth theatre that speaks to issues of AIDS, streetlife and choices. Defines Forum Theatre. Shares excerpt interviews with women involved in the creation and performance of two productions.

 


The mother myth: a feminist analysis of post partum depression

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Debbie Field
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Vol 11, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 


Beyond male bias in occupational health

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Debbie Field
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Vol 6, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In this article, Debbie Field speaks with Stan Gray of the Hamilton Workers’ Occupational Health and Safety Centre. Discusses how the centre responds to reproductive workplace hazards. 

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