Gender and epidemics

In our own words - breast cancer and mammography

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 14, No.2
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the medical and ethical issues regarding the use of mammography, performed yearly on asymptomatic women, or undertaken for screening purposes on large numbers of women. 

 

Thinking through infertility

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Jane Covernton
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Vol 11, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses infertility. Lists rates of infertility, reasons for infertility and explains the emotional adjustments many women go through when learning they are infertile. 

Through women’s eyes: the case for a feminist epidemiology

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Patricia Kaufert
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Vol 10, No.1
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Women
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article calls for a woman-centered approach within medical research. Identifies why a feminist epidemiology is necessary. Defines feminist epidemiology. 

Study on the gender aspects of the Avian Influenza crisis in Southeast Asia - final report

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English
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Online
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Esther Velasco
Elisabeth Dieleman
Siripen Supakankunti
Tran Thi Mai Phuong
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European Commission
Publication Date: 
2008

Examines the roles sex, gender and economic status in the spread of Avian Flu in Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand and Vietnam), a flu that became a serious risk in that region in late-2005 and early-2006.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Addressing sex and gender in epidemic-prone infectious diseases

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World Health Organization
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2007

Discusses how infectious diseases affect women and men, and shows how, by taking sex and gender differences into account, it is possible to improve ways to prevent and treat these diseases, using dengue, Ebola haemorrhagic fever and SARS as examples.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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