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Access to information

Health carelessness and the plight of immigrant women

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Johanna Brand
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Vol 14, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares stories of immigrant women living in Manitoba. Examines what can happen to newcomers who need medical care, yet are still struggling to understand the health-care system, its culture and society. Illustrates the challenges immigrant women face in having their needs met. 

 


Healthshock

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Bhooma Bhayana
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Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores some experiences of immigrant women accessing health care services in Canada. Suggests ways to begin to break down some of the barriers to access and equality that exist in our health care system between the health care worker  and the consumer of those services. 

 

Testing positive

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Darien Taylor
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Vol 11, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the implications of HIV for women and how women's experiences with HIV are different from those of men. Explores the resources and support options available for women living with HIV.  


 

Not quite a refuge: refugee women in canada

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Christina Lee
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article speaks to experiences of refugee women in Canada. Barriers for refugee women seeking health care and social services. Describes inadequacies of services for refugee women and how they can be improved. 

Can she read it : readability and literacy in health education

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English
Owning Org: 
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. 

Cool news for hot flashers

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Ann Voda
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Vol 8, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the clinical research and personal experience that informs  about hot flashes. Normalizes the experience of hot flashes. Encourages further research and understanding. 

Sharing the menopause experience

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sidney Thomson
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Vol 8, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explains how menopause workshops encourage sharing and demedicalize menopausal transitions.  

Ultrasound: the first wave

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Dianne Patychuk
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Vol 6, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares the story of ultra sound technology and how it became a routine part of prenatal care. Provides information about what exactly ultra sound is and who benefits from this marketed technology. Explores social, ethical and legal issues. 


The birth control gap

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Dianne Kinnon
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Vol 6, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores why women and men so often fail to use birth control. Discusses available research and safety standards. Identifies internal oppressions that effect our decisions. 

Healthcare and lesbians

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Robin Barnett
Edition: 
Vol 6, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores health care issues of special concern to lesbians. Homophobia and challenges to accessing safe health care. Gynecological and breast health concerns. 

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