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Girls’ perspectives on girls’ groups and healthy living

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English
Translated Title: 
Points de vue des filles sur les groupes de filles et la vie saine
Owning Org: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Publisher: 
Girls Action Foundation in collaboration with the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) and the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).
Publication Date: 
2012

Summary of research and links to backgrounders intended to support the work of facilitators of girls’ empowerment groups, programmers and organizations working with girls and young women. The research project examined: best practices in health promotion with girls and healthy living issues such as prevention of tobacco uptake, obesity, physical inactivity and dating violence; the central elements of girls’ empowerment group approaches and how they might provide a model for gender-specific health promotion; and what girls say they get from these groups.

Best practices in health promotion with girls and healthy living issues such as prevention of tobacco uptake, obesity, physical inactivity and dating violence;
2. The central elements of girls’ empowerment group approaches and how they might provide a model for gender-specific health promotion; and,
3. What girls say they get from these groups.

Looking my age

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English
Translated Title: 
Paraître mon âge
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman
Edition: 
To the Point - Guest Column
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2012

Discusses how women in our culture are increasingly pressured to remove signs of aging (e.g. laser surgery to remove wrinkles).

Unpacking the great mammography debate

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English
Translated Title: 
Déballer le grand débat sur la mammographie
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Cornelia J. Baines
Edition: 
To the Point - Guest Column
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2012

Discusses the debates about mammography screening, arguing that screening can often be unnecessary and have negative impacts. Notes that screening has not reduced incidence of advanced cancers, a prerequisite for successful screening.

Being proactive about your breast health

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English
Translated Title: 
S’occuper activement de la santé de ses seins
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Verna Hunt
Edition: 
To the Point - Guest Column
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

Discusses a holistic approach to breast health and breast cancer prevention that accounts for the evidence that breast cancer is caused not only by genetic predisposition, but also by environmental and lifestyle factors.

CIHR-funded initiative aims to bridge media and academic health policy research

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English
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Un projet financé par les IRSC vise à rapprocher les médias et le milieu de la recherche sur les politiques de santé
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Rebecca Cheung
Edition: 
Network Magazine
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013
Publication Place: 
First published by Troy Media Feb. 3, 2012

Explains the intent of the Canadian Policy Research Network’s website EvidenceNetwork.ca. The goal of this non-partisan network and it’s accompanying website is to link journalists with experts on high profile health policy issues.

Book review - Dangerous pregnancies: mothers, disabilities, and abortion in modern America

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman
Edition: 
Network Magazine
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

Review of Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America by Leslie J. Reagan. Dangerous Pregnancies examines how rubella, also known as German measles was discovered; how responses to rubella, and fears of it, resonated in the efforts to make abortion legal and accessible in the United States; how class, race, and privilege all played roles in abortion access; how disability activism and eugenics were mobilized to promote vaccinations and abortions; how vaccines and vaccination programs got adopted; and how these all issues link.

Sexy girls: too much too soon?

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English
Translated Title: 
Des filles trop sexy, trop tôt?
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Lyba Spring
Edition: 
Network Magazine
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

Explores the issue of hypersexualization (also knowns as "sexualization") of young girls. Examines the evidence about hypersexualization's effects on girls and their sexual development. Discusses whether or not there is cause for alarm about marketing practices that target young girls with sexually suggestive images and products. Suggests how parents can deal with possible negative effects of these practices on their children.

Racism: a threat to women’s health

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Edition: 
Network Magazine
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

An annotated compilation of resources on the effects of racism on women’s health, in honour of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21).

INTERdependence

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman
Edition: 
Network Magazine
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

Discusses some of the issues regarding housing and care that women face throughout their life spans. Argues for a "solidarity centred mode of life” when considering housing arrangements. Explores how housing arrangements can become "communities of care" that encourage and support (radical) INTERdependence as a way many women— especially older women—may want to live their lives.

Rethinking women and healthy living in Canada

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Author: 
Ann Pederson, ed.
Margaret Haworth-Brockman, ed.
Barbara Clow, ed.
Harpa Isfeld, ed.
Anna Liwander, ed.
Publisher: 
BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, and Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2013

Intended to generate an understanding of women and healthy living and to contribute to the development of evidence-informed responses to addressing challenges related to healthy living for women in Canada. Argues that healthy living needs to be reframed and embrace a broader concept of health and health issues in order to improve women’s healthy living. Includes (1) an overview of the status of women in Canada and the healthy living discourse; (2) a profile of women and healthy living; (3) healthy living strategies and promising gender-sensitive intervention; and (4) conclusions.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
978-1-894356-70-1
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429 p. (3MB)
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