Racism

Racism

More than sexist ...

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sunera Thobani
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Vol 12, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the use of sex selection and other reproductive technologies. Centres issues of race and class. 

Midwifery in transition

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Anne Rochon Ford
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the regulation of midwifery and white privilege. Explores how white midwifery can work to create an  inclusive practice in order to provide appropriate care for a diversity of women. 

 


Health carelessness and the plight of immigrant women

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

This article shares stories of immigrant women living in Manitoba. Examines what can happen to newcomers who need medical care, yet are still struggling to understand the health-care system, its culture and society. Illustrates the challenges immigrant women face in having their needs met. 

 


Mi’kmaq women and health

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

This article speaks to the health issues that face the Mi'kmaq people today that are directly related to the effects of colonization. Illustrates how Mi'kmaq women are reclaiming their traditional healing role. 

 

Giving birth the “white man’s way”

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Sheila Jennings Linehan
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Vol 13, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article identifies the colonizing of childbirth in the north and the consequences for Inuit communities. Discusses how to improve access to culturally appropriate care for the First Nations of Canada. 

 


Healthshock

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

This article explores some experiences of immigrant women accessing health care services in Canada. Suggests ways to begin to break down some of the barriers to access and equality that exist in our health care system between the health care worker  and the consumer of those services. 

 

Immigrant women and psychiatrists

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Eva Szekely
Eleni Skodra
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Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares experiences of immigrant women undergoing therapy. Identifies some immigrant women's expectations, treatments and disillusions with therapy. 

 


 


A population at risk

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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. 

 

 

 

In whose interest?

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Sunera Thobani
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Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the impact of new reproductive technologies on women of colour. Calls on the white feminist movement to integrate anti-racism as an integral and vital part of feminism. 

 

 

Black women organize for health

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Makeda Silvera
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Vol 5, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article consists of an interview with one of the founders of the Toronto's Immigrant Women's Centre about the black women's health conference "'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired." 

 

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