Impact on women

Impact on women

The hazards of human developmental gene modification

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Stuart Newman
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at human developmental gene modification, sometimes termed germ-line gene therapy. Identifies specific dangers for women and for their children where genetic modification of human embryos or fetuses is pursued. Also presents an important gender analysis, pointing out that this kind of genetic experimentation is reliant on the powerful desire and expectation that women will do anything for their children.

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NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
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Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

Genetic testing, citizenship and subjectivity: implications for women and health

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jessica Polzer
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Raises questions about the political underpinnings and personal implications of genetic testing for breast cancer risk.

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NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
Notes: 
Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

Nurturing cycles

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Penny Van Esterik
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at the inconsistencies between the promises made in the name of biotechnology and the lived experience of most of the world's women.

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NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
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Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

Trade agreements, home care and women's health

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Olena Hankivsky
Marina Morrow
Pat Armstrong
Lindsey Galvin
Holly Grinvalds
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Seeks to further the understanding of the consequences of trade liberalization for Canadian women in the specific health sector of home care.

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HERF.H36 2004
ISBN 0662679520
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Accords commerciaux, soins à domicile et santé des femmes.

Surviving on hope is not enough: women's health, poverty, justice and income support in Manitoba

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Rhonda Wiebe
Paula Keirstead
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines how Manitoba and local policies concerning income support programs affect women's health. Presents recommendations for change based on the difficulties women in this research experienced.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 097350482X
PWHCE POVR.W54 2004
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Network Winter/Spring 2005 review: If you are poor you are likely to experience more illness and have a shorter life expectancy than someone with a higher income. Women, especially women with disabilities, Aboriginal women and single mothers are more likely than men to live in poverty. Do publicly funded income support programs reduce poverty and improve health? How do women who rely on these programs experience them? The authors try to answer these questions by examining women’s experiences with these programs as well as their access to the justice system. The authors’ recommendations for change are based on the experiences of the women they interviewed and will be of particular interest to community workers and activists.

Surviving on hope is not enough: women's health, poverty, justice and income support in Manitoba (large print version)

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Rhonda Wiebe
Paula Keirstead
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines how Manitoban policies concerning income support programs affect women's health. Presents recommendations for change based on the difficultires women in this research experienced.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 097350482X
PWHCE POVR.W54 2004
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Includes bibliographical references.

A decade of challenges; a decade of choices; consequences for Canadian women

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English
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Online
Author: 
Jane Jenson
Publisher: 
Canadian Policy Research Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the impact on women - in the family, the community, or the labour market - of the misfit between social policy prescriptions and current social realities. Outlines some of the implications for public policy.

Caring for/caring about: women, home care, and unpaid caregiving

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
Cross Centre Initiatives
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Paper
Author: 
Karen R. Grant (ed.)
Carol Amaratunga (ed.)
Pat Armstrong (ed.)
Madeline Boscoe (ed.)
Ann Pederson (ed.)
Kay Willson (ed.)
Publisher: 
Garamond Press
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Aurora, ON

Explores the nature of caring in Canada, and examines reseach on women, home care and unpaid caregiving. Identifies the social conditions under which caregiving is undertaken. Also examines the experiences of women who care.

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CEX CARE.C37 2004
ISBN 155193048X
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, May 2004: The Canadian health care system is undergoing steady change, but one thing that remains constant is the key role that women play in providing care. Women are estimated to comprise nearly 80% of both the paid and unpaid care workers in this country. Yet, their numbers do not coincide with their influence. Government reforms such as the introduction of market systems in health care may result in some cost efficiencies, but not necessarily better working conditions for those who care, much less better care for those who need it. Similarly, the increasing transfer of patients into community care may mean that individuals are able to convalesce in more familiar surroundings and with the people they love. But the added burden on family members - usually women - may mean forgone paid work, not to mention changes in personal relationships between those who care and those who are cared for and about.

Exploring the intersections between women's health and poverty: a policy paper for the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellen

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Josephine Savarese
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines health issues faced by poor women. Reviews literature on this subject, and provides policy recommendations.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0968969267
PWHCE POVR.S28 2003
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Women, what do these signs have in common?: recognizing the effects of abuse-related trauma

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English
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Paper
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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Discusses traumas related to childhood experiences of physical, sexual or emotional violence, often referred to as "abuse-related trauma."

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0888683928
MENH.C46 2000
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