Critical analysis

Critical analysis

The politics of breast cancer

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Pam Bristol
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Vol 12, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article offers an in-depth look at breast cancer statistics and an analysis of the current struggle against it. Shares information about breast cancer research, available resources, fighting misconceptions and ongoing activism.  

 


 


Don't ask your gynecologist if you need a hysterectomy...

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Zelda Abramson
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Vol 11, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the history of gynecology and how the hysterectomy came to be the most common surgery performed on women in Canada today. Identifies why this approach is problematic for women's health. 

 


Through the medical maze

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Barbara Mintzes
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Vol 8, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is a guide on how to critically read medical literature. List of glossary terms included. 

Can she read it : readability and literacy in health education

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Mary Breen
Janis Wood Catano
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Vol 8, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses how to make health information readable. Lists easy-to-read resources. Offers information on how to write for people with low literacy skills. 

The politics of artificial light

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Roberta Rivers
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Vol 3, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1982
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

 This article addresses our increased dependency on artificial light, specifically fluorescent light. Describes how this increased dependency came to be. identifies how this change in our environment has impacted our bodies and biological rhythms. Explains how artificial light differs from the sun. 

Tapping medical knowledge

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Connie Clement
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vol 2, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article questions how we access health information. How to demystify medical terminology and health information from doctors. Demonstrates how public libraries, academic and medical libraries and small resource centres can help. Gives tips on how to find your way around a library. 

Everybody knows someone who...

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
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vol 2, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explains what dysmenorrhea is. Discusses spectrum of causes. Outlines alternative treatments as well as allopathic treatments.


 

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.


 

Thoughts on sex without science

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
B.J Richmond
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vol 2, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is about the sexuality of women who have sex with men. Discusses The beginnings of gynecological thought and practice; A call to move from the symptoms-analysis-cure approach to a holistic approach. Encourages women to be their own experts; To think critically about their sexuality and how they feel about their bodies.

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.

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