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Your Personal Health Series: Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge Eating and Others
Jim Kirkpatrick and Paul Caldwell
This book is a comprehensive, A-Z guide for anyone who has, or knows someone with, and eating disorder. The authors offer expert advice on the causes, effects and treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder and a host of less familiar eating disorders. 2001. $19.95. English.

Published by:
Key Porter Books

70 The Esplanade Toronto, ON M5E 1R2
Tel: (416) 862-7777 Fax: (416) 862-2304

Birth Right: New Approaches to Safe Motherhood
The Panos Institute
At least 525,000 women still die every year from complications relating to pregnancy, and most of these are in the developing world. This report outlines the reasons why women are suffering, and puts them firmly on the human rights agenda. It shows that effective strategies do exist to secure women’s well-being, often within existing resources. It also stresses the importance of informed public, professional and political voices in creating that change. 2001. Free. English

Available from:
The Panos Institute

9 White Lion Street London N1 9PD United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)207 278 1111 Fax: +44 (0)207 278 0345
E-mail: panos@panoslondon.org.uk Download: http://www.panos.org.uk/briefing/birth_rights_files/birth_rights_cover.htm

Women Take Care: Gender, Race and the Culture of AIDS
Katie Hogan
Self-sacrificing mothers and forgiving wives, caretaking lesbians, and vigilant maternal surrogates – these "good women" are all familiar figures in the visual and print culture relating to AIDS. The author describes how texts on AIDS reproduce this historically entrenched paradigm of sacrifice and care that reinforces biases about race and sexuality. While caretaking is a fundamental human obligation, the book demonstrates how it currently falls primarily to those members of society with the least power. 2001. $39.95US (Cloth), $15.95US (Paper). English

Published by:
Cornell University Press

Sage House, 512 E. State Street Ithaca, NY 14850
Tel: (607) 277-2211 Fax: (800) 688-2877

Rebel, Rogue, Mischievous Babe : Stories About Being a Powerful Girl
Sharlene Azam
This book, written for and by girls and young women from across Canada, is a collection of personal stories that addresses the coming-of-age issues facing every girl and young woman. Topics include image, body, family, dating, sex & sexuality, boys, depression, drugs, drinking & smoking, friends, jobs, high school, bullying, violence & racism, and creativity & work. 2001. $19.95. Englih

Published by:

55 Avenue Road, Suite 2900 Toronto, ON M5R 3L2
Tel: (416) 975-9334 Fax: (416) 975-5223

Migraine (Your Personal Health Series)
Valerie South
This revised edition provides much needed, relevant, and up-to-date information on the medical nature of migraines. The author examines the identification and avoidance of migraine triggers, steps for self-management, the link between migraine and menstruation, and complementary therapies such as meditation, massage, acupuncture and yoga. 2001. $19.95. English.

Published by:
Key Porter Books
(See first listing)

The Migraine Cookbook: More Than 100 Healthy and Delicious Recipes for Migraine Sufferers
Michele Sharp
Endorsed by The Migraine Association of Canada, this cookbook features more than 100 recipes that are specially created to help migraine sufferers eat well while avoiding the foods that can trigger migraine. It is designed to help learn more about which foods can trigger migraine, how to evaluate one’s own triggers, and how to maintain a wellrounded and enjoyable diet while keeping the risk of migraine to a minimum. 2001. $24.95. English.

Published by:
Key Porter Books
(See first listing)

Sudden Menopause: Restoring Health & Emotional Well-Being
Debbie DeAngelo
Menopause is a natural part of aging, but sometimes it comes too soon, precipitated by hysterectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, anorexia, premature ovarian failure and other conditions. This book is written for young women facing unanticipated menopause, and tackles topics of immediate concern, such as hot flashes and emotional and cognitive changes, as well as long-term health issues, including osteoporosis and heart disease. 2001. $24.95 (Trade paperback). English.

Published by:
Hunter House Inc.

PO Box 2914 Alameda, CA 94501-0914
Tel: (510) 865-5282 Fax: (510) 865-4295
E-mail: ordering@hunterhouse.com

Manmade Breast Cancers
Zillah Eisenstein
In this book, Ms Eisenstein brings together a critique of environmental damage and the health of women’s bodies, gains perspective on the role race plays as a factor in breast cancer and in political agendas, links prevention and treatment, and connects individual support and political change. 2001. $17.95US (Paper). English.

Published by:
Cornell University Press
(See Women Take Care)

Histoires de dire
Produced by Josianne Lapointe and Pauline Voisard.
Behind a curtain of carefully selected images to maintain anonymity, this documentary presents women infected with HIV. They talk about the steps they took and the questions they had after discovering their disease and about the importance of talking about it.

Available at:

291 Saint-Vallier Street East, suite 104 Quebec (QC) G1K 3P5
Tel: (418) 529-9188 Fax: (418) 529-4891
E-mail: info@videofemmes.org

Power Camp: Model and Project Tool Power Camp/Fille d’action
This engaging manual is designed to provide tools for either organizations or young women to create Power Camp programs, to provide young women with an opportunity to come together in a youth and female-centred environment, to address real issues in their lives, to raise awareness, skill build, develop critical thinking skills and together develop action-oriented strategies towards change. It takes into consideration that the process of adapting the model requires that it grows from the grass roots and responds to the needs of the community. 2001. Free. English

Available from:
Power Camp

Tel : (514) 948-1112
E-mail: Power_camp@videotron.ca
Download: http://www.tgmag.ca/powercamp/manual.html

Of Note: Reports and Publications written by Barbara Bourrier-LaCroix, CWHN Clearinghouse Coordinator.