Gynecological health

Don't ask your gynecologist if you need a hysterectomy...

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Zelda Abramson
Edition: 
Vol 11, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the history of gynecology and how the hysterectomy came to be the most common surgery performed on women in Canada today. Identifies why this approach is problematic for women's health. 

 


Not the oldest profession

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Wendy Barrett
Michele Dore
Amyra Braha
Lisa McCaskell
Edition: 
Vol 6, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article consists of an interview with two women about problems they encountered while working for a professional patient teaching program. 

Thoughts on sex without science

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
B.J Richmond
Edition: 
vol 2, No. 1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article is about the sexuality of women who have sex with men. Discusses The beginnings of gynecological thought and practice; A call to move from the symptoms-analysis-cure approach to a holistic approach. Encourages women to be their own experts; To think critically about their sexuality and how they feel about their bodies.

POWER study: reproductive & gynaecological health

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Translated Title: 
L’étude POWER : la santé reproductive et gynécologique (sommaire)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Sheila Dunn
Michelle Wise
Lina Johnson
Geoffrey Anderson
Lorraine E. Ferris
Naira Yeritsyan
Ruth Croxford
Longdi Fu
Naushaba Degani
Arlene S. Bierman
Edition: 
Volume 2, Chapter 10
Publisher: 
Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-Based Report
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides critical information on patterns of disparities in care for women in Ontario that can be used to target improvement interventions. Care provided for reproductive and gynaecological health issues is deeply imbedded in social and cultural norms and may vary over time, socioeconomic status, across cultures and regionally. Because of the central role that pregnancy and childbirth plays in the lives of many women a substantial proportion of this chapter deals with indicators related to prenatal care, the processes and consequences of childbirth and postpartum care and outcomes. The remaining sections of the chapter report on abortion, hysterectomy for benign conditions and sexually transmitted infection rates.

The POWER Study is producing a Women's Health Report to serve as an evidence-based tool for policy makers, providers, and consumers in their efforts to improve health and reduce health inequities among Ontario women.

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ISBN: 978-0-9733871-1-7
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Includes bibliographical references.
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