Women

Women

The myth of osteoporosis (2011 revised edition)

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Gilian Sanson
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MCD Century Publications
Publication Date: 
2011

Discusses the controversies surrounding osteoporosis as a "disease" that is trumpeted by drug companies, front-line advocacy groups and clinicians that stands to destroy the lives of tens of millions of postmenopausal women. In this latest revision of the 2003 eidtion, the author expands her focus to include those with osteopenia or low bone density who are taking osteoporosis drugs. Sanson maintains that these drugs "offer minimal (if any) benefit amidst ever-increasing evidence for serious harm, but they continue to be widely prescribed while massive profits roll in for the companies that produce them.”

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ISBN-10: 0972123369
ISBN-13: 978-0972123365
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Includes index and bibliographical references.

Not Just victims: Women in Emergencies and Disasters

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Pas seulement des victimes: Les femmes en situation d’urgence et lors de désastres
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Women and Health Care Reform
Publisher: 
Women and Health Care Reform
Publication Date: 
2009

This piece argues that emergency planners, government relief agencies and community-based organizations would benefit from applying a gender-based analysis to their work. The authors state that by understanding the particular ways that women are likely to be affected by a disaster or an emergency and the contributions that women typically make to coping with and recovering from such events, we can ensure that our communities are better prepared to manage should the worst happen.

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ISBN: 978-0-9811927-2-7

Woman: an intimate geography

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Nathalie Angier
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Anchor Books
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Provides a tour of female anatomy and physiology that explores everything from organs to orgasm, and delves into topics such as exercise, menopause, and the mysterious properties of breast milk.

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ISBN 0385498411
WOMI.A54 1999
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Provides bibliographical references and index.

The young and the breastless: young women take on breast cancer their way

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Sue Richards
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Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Describes what occured during a networking event dedicated to young women living with breast cancer called The Young and the Breastless.

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ISSN 14800039

Understanding violence by women: a review of the literature

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Margaret Shaw
Sheryl Dubois
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Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Documents publications from 1984 to 1994 that highlight the main views and interpretations of violence by women and identifies recent literature to act as a guide for the development of programmes. Includes works in: criminology, sociology, psychology, psychiatry, social work and education. Concludes with recommendations for innovative programme development.

Women and unpaid work: policy guide

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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown, PE

Discusses the issue of unpaid work and how it impacts the financial security and social status of those who perform it, especially women. Argues that governments tend to not take the value of unpaid work into account when making policy decisions, and that this often has a detrimental consequences for women. Briefly discusses both the PEI situation and that of Canada as a whole. Provides recommendations to the PEI government, including public education, employment, and research initiatives.

Unpaid work policy guide: frequently asked questions

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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown. PE

Provides answers to questions surrounding the issue of women and unpaid work. Answers includes what is meant by unpaid work, why this is considered a women's equality issue, why unpaid work should be measured and possible ways of doing so, and how this might affect government policy-making decisions.

Unpaid work policy guide: fact sheet

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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown, PE

States five basic facts surrounding the issue of women and unpaid work and provides supporting Canadian statistics for each. Includes statistical evidence that unpaid work is worth a lot to the Canadian economy, that women do most of the unpaid work, and that pay inequalities between men and women continue to exist, even in the paid workforce.

Summary of the recommendations from the National Conference on Women and HIV/AIDS held in Toronto, Ontario on May 25-28, 2000

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Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
Canadian AIDS Society
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange
Canadian Treatment Action Council
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Canadian AIDS Society
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a summary of recommendations surrounding women and HIV/AIDS. Summaries are broken into four categories: Legal, Ethical and Public Policy Issues; Prevention; Support; Treatment.

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Women and HIV/AIDS: support issues

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Canadian AIDS Society
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Canadian AIDS Society
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Recognizes that long term support systems for all persons living with HIV are necessary. Discusses support issues specific to women including isolation, relationships, sexuality, family, health and support services, and violence.

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