Women's health inequities

Side effects: a dramatic prescription

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Women's Health Interaction
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Vol 7, No.4
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1986
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Toronto, ON

This article introduces the community theatre production of Side Effects, seen by nearly 10,000 women across Canada, a play about women’s experiences in the health care system.  Illustrates the valuable role this production played.  Major portions of this article are based on the Side Effects Final Report, written and compiled by Barbara Lysnes of The Great Canadian Theatre Company, and on quotes from personal feedback from audience and direct quotes from the Side Effects script.  

A summary of the 'So What?' report: a look at whether intergrating a gender focus into programs makes a difference to outcomes

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English
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Online
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World Health Organization and Interagency Gender Working Group
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July, 2005
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Washington DC

Argues that taking a gender-based approach to policy and programming has a positive effect on health, particularly on reproductive health outcomes. Evaluates some of the programmes that use such an approach.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Explaining the health gap experienced by girls and women in Canada: a social determinants of health perspective

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English
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Online
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Cecilia Benoit et al.
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Volume 14, Issue 5
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Sociological Research Online
Publication Date: 
November 30, 2009
Publication Place: 
Victoria, BC

By evaluating how a wide variety of social determinants uniquely shape the health of all Canadians—but especially of girls and women—discusses how the safety net of all Canadians has been eroding, particularly for the most vulnerable.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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