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Midwives and healers : the newfoundland experience

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Cecilia Benoit
Edition: 
Vol 4, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is the product of knitting together the collective knowledge of women in outport Newfoundland to gain a deeper understanding of the history of women healers. Highlights the special role of the midwife. 

 


 


The wisdom of menopause

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Janine O’Leary Cobb
Edition: 
Vol 11, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the myths, misconceptions and current research about menopause. Presents an overview of current research on some of the most frequently discussed and important questions women ask about menopause. 


 


Through women’s eyes: the case for a feminist epidemiology

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Patricia Kaufert
Edition: 
Vol 10, No.1
Publisher: 
Women
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article calls for a woman-centered approach within medical research. Identifies why a feminist epidemiology is necessary. Defines feminist epidemiology. 

Turner's syndrome: not a game of x's and o’s

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Susan Charney
Terry Hooven
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Vol 6, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses Turner's Syndrome, aka Gonadal Dygenesis. Highlights common features, challenges for women with this syndrome and therapies that are utilized.  

Mitral valve prolapse - a benign syndrome?

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sharon Anderson
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Vol 4, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article highlights a personal account illustrating medicine's failure to treat seriously a heart condition experienced by 20% of women. Describes Mitral Valve Prolapse; association between MVP and endocarditis. 


Our story

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
The Feminist Therapy Support Group
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Vol 3, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is the first of a special issue of Healthsharing on the topic of women and therapy by The Feminist Therapy Study/Support Group. Identifies the story of the seven- women group; describes their process.

The power of science and medicine

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Rhonda Love
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vol 2, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is the beginning of a four part series on alternatives to allopathy; describes the importance of allopathic medicine’s tie to science and how it affects our thinking about alternatives.


 

Undoing medical conditioning

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Melanie Conn
Rebecca Fox
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vol 1, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsaring
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is an exploration of medical conditioning; Questions how it happens; How this conditioning shapes our views on health, disease, and the kinds of medical treatment we receive; Highlights Vancouver Women’s Health Collective and their efforts to interrupt their medical conditioning in their work.

Prairie Women's Health Centre: knowledge sharing in Tasmania

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English
Author: 
Harpa Isfeld
Margaret Haworth-Brockman
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Upon returning from Tasmania, the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE) is excited about sharing successes with our international sister centres at the 6th Australian Women's Health Conference, held May 18-21 2010 in Hobart Tasmania. There, our delegates enjoyed an exciting opportunity to share recent work in gender and health planning.  This presentation (PowerPoint) recounted the process, methods, and content developed by the Centre for the delivery of workshops on gender-based analysis to regional health authority staff throughout Manitoba and in parts of Saskatchewan. Successes and challenges in workshop design and delivery were highlighted, including benefits and pitfalls in utilizing health indicator data to illustrate the relevance of gender for health planning.

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Barbie meets the bindi: discursive constructions of health among young South-Asian Canadian women

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Tammy George
Geneviève Rail
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Women's Health & Urban Life
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines young South-Asian Canadian women's understandings of what it means to be "healthy."

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Includes bibliographical references.
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