Gender and health

The ties that bind: women and footwear

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
Edition: 
Vol 8, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article illustrates the health hazards of women's shoes. Tips on choosing a good shoe. Connection between diabetes and foot health. 

The ties that bind: women and footwear

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

This article ilustrates the health hazards of women's shoes. Tips on chosing a good shoe. Connection between diabetes and foot health. 

Resisting womanhood

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

This article outlines the authors personal narrative, follows her adolescent development, gender journey, fear of sexuality, experiences with amenorrhea, body image and coming into feminism. 

Women in medicine: will it make a difference?

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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. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1981
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the possible effects of the influx of women in medicine. Questions whether more women in medicine will affect the quality of medical care for Canadians. Discusses enrollment patterns, specialty choices, productivity, the experience of medical school and potential changes in the dominant position of medicine. 

Rethinking women and healthy living in Canada

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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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978-1-894356-70-1
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429 p. (3MB)

Gender and health data and statistics: an annotated resource guide

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English
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Online
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Measure Evaluation
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Contains 103 annotated resources on health data and statistics that take gender into account. Critical for generating evidence on best practices and for advancing and informing health policies, which will improve the health of women and families.

Arose from the “policy dialogue to strengthen evidence to improve women’s health through gender and health statistics,” held in Washington DC in 2010.

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Intersections: a newsletter of the Institute of Gender and Health (Fall 2010)

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Intersections : un bulletin de l'Institut de la santé des femmes et des hommes (Automne 2010)
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Online
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Vol. 2, no. 1, Special Issue: CIHR Institute of Gender and Health Celebrates 10 Years
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Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Publication Date: 
Fall 2010
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

In this issue:
Message from the Scientific Director
How I Became a Fan of Sex Differences
Songs of Silence
Trans Pulse: Building Our Communities Through Research
The Stress Between the Sexes
Clearing the Smoke on Parents and Pregnancy: The FACET Journey
Gender Inequities in Health Care: Physicians’ Contributions
Who Smokes and Why: A Much Longer Way to Go, Baby!
From Research to Policy: Improving Sexual Minority Health
Gendering Medical Education
Mentored into Sex and Health Research
The IGH Cochrane Corner

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ISSN 1920-5465

Intersections: a newsletter of the Institute of Gender and Health (Fall/Winter 2011)

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Intersections : un bulletin de l'Institut de la santé des femmes et des hommes (Automne/hiver 2011)
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Online
Edition: 
Vol. 3, Issue 1
Publisher: 
Institute of Gender and Health - Canadian Institutes for Health Research
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter, 2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

In this issue:

• The Forgotten Sex in Sexual Pain
• At the Crossroads: Healthcare Experiences of Women with Female Genital Cutting
• Married to the Pill: Negotiating a Fifty-Year Relationship
• Who Really Gets Chlamydia?
• Message from the Scientific Director
• KT Monitor | An international symposium speak the unspoken about boys' body image.
• IGH Cochrane Corner | A look at key challenges in sensitizing systematic reviews to sex and gender.
News Briefs
• Trainee Spotlight | 4 questions for Lyndsay Hayhurst

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ISSN 1920-546

Visual methods in gender and health research (webinar)

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English
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Author: 
Dr. Rebecca Haines-Saah
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CIHR Institute of Gender and Health
Publication Date: 
2011

Provides an introduction to how participant-driven visual methods (e.g., photography, video) can be used in gender and health research. Drawing on examples from past research projects the session explores how visual methods enable us to “see” or surface gender in qualitative data. Particular attention is given to the use of visual findings to explore social theories of gender, embodiment, addiction and illness.

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Part of Integrating Gender and Sex in Health Research Webinar Series: Fall 2011.

How can gender equity be addressed through health systems?

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English
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Sarah Payne
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World Health Organization and European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Copenhagen, Denmark

A joint policy brief that examines how to reduce gender inequities using health systems. The key messages are:

- Data on mortality, morbidity and use of health services reveal some important differences in health experiences between women and men.
- Health systems can make important contributions to gender equality and gender equity by addressing gender in a variety of ways.
- Identifying gender inequalities and addressing gender equity are also central to good stewardship of health systems.

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ISSN 1997-8073
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Includes bibliographical references.
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