SGBA

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)

Literature review on effective sex- and gender-based systems/models of care

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English
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Online
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Christine Brittle
Chloe E. Bird
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U.S. Office on Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Washington DC

A review of effective sex- and gender based systems/models of healthcare within and outside the US.

 

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Includes bibliographical references.

Careful measures: an exploration of the sex and gender dimensions of a deprivation index

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Margaret Haworth-Brockman, Ed.
Harpa Isfeld, Ed.
Ann Pederson, Ed.
Barbara Clow, Ed.
Anna Liwande, Ed.
Brooke Kinniburgh, Ed.
Publisher: 
The British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, in partnership with the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence and the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Explores whether women and men (girls and boys) have the same experiences of material and social deprivation and of health, and how these similarities or differences are accounted for in terms of indicator development and structure. Examines the opportunities for and the limitations of one deprivation index to represent the different experiences of men and of women in Canada by conducting a sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) of the indicators included in the index and calculating the index by sex using Statistics Canada's Census data for Vancouver, Winnipeg and Halifax. Results suggest that a deprivation index may not apply to men and women equally, and point to the need for thorough exploration of sex and gender differences associated with components of multivariate indices to ensure that they reflect the experience of men and women.

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Includes bibliographical references. Contents: Introduction PART I: Theories and Constructs of Disadvantage: Where are Sex and Gender? PART II: Measuring Deprivation: Losing Sight of Sex and Gender PART III: Sex- and Gender-based Analysis of the Indicators in the INSPQ Deprivation Index PART IV: Exploring the INSPQ Deprivation Index by Sex PART V: Discussion and Conclusions: Keeping Sex and Gender in Careful Measures

Sex, gender and diversity-based analysis checklist

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English
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Online
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Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Aims to to encourage and provide guidance to the substance abuse workforce for taking the initial steps towards applying SGDBA to all of their activities. Summarises the processes of applying a sex, gender and diversity lens when developing initiatives, including providing a helpful checklist to guide one through the first steps. Outlines a simplified process that lays the groundwork for future and more comprehensive sex, gender and diversity-based analysis as resources become available.

Developed by CCSA in collaboration with Nancy Poole, Colleen Dell, and the National Advisory Group on Youth Substance Abuse Prevention, to ensure that the needs and realities of boys and girls, women and men, and diverse populations are considered within A Drug Prevention Strategy for Canada’s Youth—a national prevention strategy that aims to reduce illicit drug use by Canadian youth between the ages of 10–24. The tool can be applied to all substance abuse initiatives, from treatment to prevention to workforce development and enforcement.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Theory and key concepts in gender, sex, and health research (video)

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English
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Online
Video
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The Insititute of Gender and Health
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A training video that acts as a foundational introduction to the field of gender, sex, and health research presented by leading experts in the the field. Participants will expand their understanding of: 1. The differences between sex and gender, while taking into account the complexities of each category (Dr. Joy Johnson); 2. How paradigms inform definitions and designs in gender, sex, and health research (Dr.Blye Frank); 3. The concept of intersectionality, and how other markers of social difference intersect with gender and sex (Dr. Olena Hankivsky); and 4. How gender and sex can be integrated in health research, as well as best practices and emerging innovations in the field (Dr. Gillian Einstein).

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Presenters: Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Gender and Health; Dr. Blye Frank, Chair, Institute Advisory Board, Institute of Gender and Health; Professor and Head of Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University; Dr. Olena Hankivsky, Associate Professor, Public Policy Program, Simon Fraser University; Dr. Gillian Einstein, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology and Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto. 197.4Mb/Microsoft Windows Media Video

Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG)

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All women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy
Policy development

Established in 1997 as a network comprising nongovernmental organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), cooperating agencies, and the Bureau for Global Health of USAID. Promotes gender equity within population, health, and nutrition programs with the goal of improving reproductive health/HIV/AIDS outcomes and fostering sustainable development. Has 60 to 80 active members and maintains a listserv with more than 1,200 subscribers. A major focus of the group has been on gender education, advocacy, and the development of operational tools.

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igwg@prb.org

Gender and health eToolkit

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English
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The Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG), the K4Health Project and the U.S. Agency for International Development

Provides practical, "how-to" methodologies and tools on gender that are designed to move health practitioners and managers from awareness and commitment to direct application and practice in policy and program design, implementation, research, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation. This is a companion site to the IGWG website ( http://www.igwg.org/ ) which has become a premier site for gender and reproductive health information, publications, and networking. The eToolkit broadens the set of resources available to USAID staff, contractors, gender experts, and other public health specialists and service providers. It provides access to hundreds of tools, to other gender toolkits and databases, and to prominent gender and health websites throughout the world. The eToolkit will be updated continuously to include new, relevant tools as they become available. Offline copies of the toolkit on CD or flash drive are available upon request.

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Brain storm: the flaws in the science of sex differences

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Dr. Rebecca Jordan-Young
Publisher: 
Harvard University Press
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Cambridge, MA

Analyzing virtually all published research that supports the claims of "human brain organization theory" that sex differences are hardwired into the brain, the author shows how often these studies fail the standards of science. She argues that the analysis of gender differences deserves far more rigorous, biologically sophisticated science.

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ISBN-13: 9780674057302 (Hardcover)
ISBN 9780674063518 (Paperback)
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Contains notes, bibliographical references and index. $19.95 PAPERBACK, $35.00 HARDCOVER, 408 pages

Sex, drugs and gender roles: mapping the use of sex and gender based analysis in pharmaceutical policy research

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Devon L Greyson
Annelies RE Becu
Steven G Morgan
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9:26
Publisher: 
International Journal for Equity in Health
Publication Date: 
2010

A study by researchers at the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research that concluded that the practice of sex- and gender-based analysis has still not been “internalized” or “mainstreamed by the community of pharmaceutical policy researchers. The author’s state that “increased application of SGBA is, in most cases, not only appropriate for the topics under investigation, but well within the reach of today's pharmaceutical policy researchers.”

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Contains bibliographical references. doi:10.1186/1475-9276-9-26

Women in Canada: a gender-based statistical report 2010-2011

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Translated Title: 
Femmes au Canada : rapport statistique fondé sur le sexe 2010-2011
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Vincent Ferrao
Cara Williams
Edition: 
Sixth edition
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

The 25th anniversary of this publication includes chapters on immigrant women, women in a visible minority, Aboriginal women, senior women, and women with participation and activity limitations. The first edition was published in 1985, the year of the United Nations Third World Conference on Women in Nairobi. The report from the Conference noted that a ‘lack of reliable data prevents the assessment of relative improvements in women's status in the various sectors’, and urged ‘[f]urther investment in evolving adequate gender-specific data’.Women in Canada’s scope and purpose outlined in 1985 responded to that call, and continues today, intending to aid the continuing discussion and evaluation of the changing roles and social characteristics of Canadian women as well as contribute to the development of policies concerning the status of women in Canada.

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Contains bibliographical references.
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