How Girls’ Groups Can Promote Health
Women, Girls and Prescription Medication – Report
This report describes research about the use of prescription pain medications by girls and women, focussing on the links to experiences of trauma and chronic pain. The goal of the research was to provide a foundation for identifying program and policy issues and research questions. The project involved: 1) a scoping review on sex- and gender-based risks, issues, and treatment considerations; 2) an environmental scan involving treatment providers, practitioners, community advocates, researchers, policy makers and medical school instructors to identify priority research and practice issues; and, 3) consultations to identify key issues, priorities and recommendations. The research was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) under the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM).
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Making it Better: Gender Transformative Health Promotion
Edited by Lorraine Greaves, Ann Pederson and Nancy Poole
The book explores the ways in which gendered norms affect health and social equity for all human beings, and invites us to rethink conventional approaches to health promotion and to strive for transformative initiatives and policies. Offering practical tools and evidence-based strategies for moving from gender integration to gender transformation, this anthology is required reading for policymakers, health promotion and healthcare practitioners, researchers, community developers, and social service providers.
Careful measures: An exploration of the sex and gender dimensions of a deprivation index
This project explored the opportunities for and the limitations of one deprivation index to represent the different experiences of men and of women in Canada by conducting 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. Our purpose was to examine the gendered dimensions of the indicators included in the index and the potential implications of its application by sex for addressing health disparities.
Se montrer à la hauteur du défi: l’analyse des influences du genre et du sexe en planification, en élaboration de politiques et en recherche dans le domaine de la santé au Canada
Le présent livre est inspiré d’un guide sur le genre et la planification des services de santé qui a été publié par le Centre d’excellence pour la santé des femmes — région des Prairies, en 2003. Ce guide, qui était destiné aux spécialistes de la planification sanitaire des offices régionaux de la santé du Manitoba, est devenu un « succès d’édition » auprès de divers spécialistes de la planification et gestionnaires des soins de santé intéressés à comprendre comment appliquer l’analyse des influences du genre et du sexe (AIGS) dans leur travail.
Gendering the Health Determinants Framework: Why Girls’ and Women’s Health Matters
This primer aims to clarify the concepts in the health determinants framework and to examine its usefulness in understanding the health of a unique population group — girls and women — who face disadvantage due to structural inequities that limit their access to, and control over, material and symbolic resources, and over their bodies and lives.
Intersectionality: Moving Women’s Health Research and Policy Forward
The purpose of this primer is to explore the following question: How can health researchers, policy analysts, program and service managers, decision makers, and academics effectively apply an intersectional perspective to their day-to-day work? While it is important to highlight that an intersectional framework can be applied to all populations this primer specifically focuses on its applicability in the context of women’s health.
Our Common Ground: Cultivating Women’s Health Through Community Based Research
Our Common Ground provides an overview of the scope of the CBR process as it relates to research focused on girls’ and women’s health, and gender and health related issues.
Rising to the Challenge: Sex-and gender-based analysis for health planning, policy and research in Canada
This book describes the process of sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA) and offers a collection of case studies and commentaries that illustrate SGBA in action.
Taking a Second Look: Analyzing Health Inequities in British Columbia with a Sex, Gender, and Diversity Lens
This report examines a number of reported health inequities in British Columbia using sex- and gender-based analysis. It details how understanding the social context behind health inequities, which is strongly affected by issues of sex, gender, and diversity, can have powerful implications for how different populations experience and are marginalized by health inequities.
When Researchers Come Calling: A Guide for Organisations that Work with Women
This guide is intended to help women-serving organizations make their own informed decisions about whether, and how, they might want to work with researchers in ways that are mutually beneficial.
Your Rights in Research: A Guide for Women
This leaflet is for women who are past or current drug users and are thinking about taking part in a research study.
Better Science with Sex and Gender: A Primer for Health Research
This primer is intended to help researchers understand how sex and gender contribute to health and to suggest ways to incorporate this understanding into their research practices. Incorporating sex and gender into health research contributes to better science and to improving the lives of women and men, boys and girls.
Health Care Utilization Among Women Who Have Undergone Breast Implant Surgery
Although breast implant surgery is most often privately-funded surgery, the publicly-funded healthcare system may bear the burden of increased use due to resulting complications. But do women who undergo breast implant surgery use the public system more than women who have never had this surgery? This report addresses this question, with implications for women and for policy-makers.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Women’s Health: Setting a Women-Centred Research Agenda-Final Report
This report examines the issues related to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) using a women’s health framework. The report describes a research agenda developed using an evolving model of “women-centred care” that encompasses women’s health issues and contributes to a preventative approach to FAS.
Midwifery in Canada: Directions for Research-Proceedings from the National Invitational Workshop on Midwifery Research
This report reflects the focus of the “Midwifery in Canada: Directions for Research” workshop, moving forward with a national midwifery research agenda.
A Full Measure: Towards a Comprehensive Model for the Measurement of Women’s Health
This report discusses the definitions of women’s health, how it is and could be measured, and the implications of these topics for research, action and policy in women’s health.
Fusion: A Model for Integrated Health Research
This paper describes a model for doing integrated health research that crosses disciplines and sectors. Based on extensive consultations with women’s health researchers, this report addresses the processes of doing research in an increasingly complex and demanding environment.
Health Care Utilization and Gender: A Pilot Study Using the BC Linked Health Database
This study evaluates the feasibility of using the BC Linked Health Database for gender-based analyses by examining whether there are differences between women and men in the utilization of selected services, and by determining if differences might be explained by sex, family composition and/or socioeconomic status, in relation to gender.
Teenage Girls and Smoking: A Research Agenda – Workshop Report
This report documents the outcomes of a BCCEWH-hosted workshop funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Heart & Stroke Foundation. The report outlines the current knowledge on smoking in adolescent girls, gaps in knowledge, and key priorities needing to be addressed in any research program investigating tobacco use in girls.
CIHR 2000: Sex, Gender and Women’s Health
This paper investigates the issues of sex, gender and women’s health in health research, and the opportunities to integrate these in a systematic and effective manner through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Consuming Identities: Young Women, Eating Disorders and the Media A Research Agenda and Annotated Bibliography
This survey of contemporary research on adolescent girls, eating disorders and prevention looks at self and self-identity and the influence of media on how identities are formed in relation to the phenomenon of eating disorders and body image disturbances.
Women’s Health Research Institute in the CIHR
Following on premises elaborated in CIHR 2000, this proposal paper outlines the key contributions that a Women’s Health Research will bring to the larger structure of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and recommends a systematic program for the integration of sex and gender across the CIHR.