Publications: Research Methods & SGBA

FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2016

FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2016. Each year Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) and CEWH compile published research articles related to FASD prevention from around the world. Download the 2016 Annotated Bibliography here.

Gender Transformative Resource List

TIGI Gender Transformative resource imageOverview of gender transformative resources compiled in 2016.

One of 3 resource lists focusing on gender, trauma and substance use. Made possible by funding from Health Canada.

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How Girls’ Groups Can Promote Health

Promising Practices for Girls' GroupsThis resource was developed by the BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and the Girls Action Foundation following a research project on the ways girls’ groups can support and promote healthy living.

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Women, Girls and Prescription Medication – Report

CrismCoverThis 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

MakingItBetter_cover.NovEdited 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. 

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

Careful MeasuresEditors: M.J. Haworth-Brockman, H. Isfeld, A. Pederson, B. Clow, A. Liwander and B.A. Kinniburgh
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2011

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.

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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

RisingToTheChallenge-FRENCH cvr1 Barbara Clow, Ann Pederson, Margaret Haworth-Brockman, and Jennifer Bernier, 2010

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.

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Gendering the Health Determinants Framework: Why Girls’ and Women’s Health Matters

Gendering the Health Determinants Framework-Why Girls' and Women's Health MattersCecilia Benoit and Leah Shumka
Editors: Jacqueline Larson and Ann Pederson, 2009

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.

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Intersectionality: Moving Women’s Health Research and Policy Forward

Intersectionality-Moving Women's Health Research and Policy Forward Olena Hankivsky and Renée Cormier with Diego de Merich, 2009

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.

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Our Common Ground: Cultivating Women’s Health Through Community Based Research

Our Common Ground-Cultivating Women's Health Through Community Based Research Colleen Reid, Elana Brief and Robin LeDrew, 2009

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.

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Rising to the Challenge: Sex-and gender-based analysis for health planning, policy and research in Canada

Rising to the Challenge cvrBarbara Clow, Ann Pederson, Margaret Haworth-Brockman, and Jennifer Bernier, 2009

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.

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Taking a Second Look: Analyzing Health Inequities in British Columbia with a Sex, Gender, and Diversity Lens

Taking a Second Look cvr British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health Steve Chasey, Ann Pederson, Putu Duff, 2009

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.

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When Researchers Come Calling: A Guide for Organisations that Work with Women

When Researchers Come Calling cvr The BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, the Women’s Health Research Institute, the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, 2009

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.

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Your Rights in Research: A Guide for Women

YourRightsinResearch The BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, the Women’s Health Research Institute, the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, 2009

This leaflet is for women who are past or current drug users and are thinking about taking part in a research study.

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Better Science with Sex and Gender: A Primer for Health Research

Better Science with Sex and Gender Joy Johnson, Lorraine Greaves and Robin Repta, 2007

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.

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Health Care Utilization Among Women Who Have Undergone Breast Implant Surgery

Health Care Utilization Among Women Who Have Undergone Breast Implant Surgery
Aleina Tweed
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2003

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.

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Women’s Health: Setting a Women-Centred Research Agenda-Final Report

FAS_Research_Agenda cvrLorraine Greaves, Nancy Poole and Renée Cormier
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2002

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.

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Midwifery in Canada: Directions for Research-Proceedings from the National Invitational Workshop on Midwifery Research

Midwifery in Canada Directions for Research cvrJude Kornelsen
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2002

This report reflects the focus of the “Midwifery in Canada: Directions for Research” workshop, moving forward with a national midwifery research agenda.

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A Full Measure: Towards a Comprehensive Model for the Measurement of Women’s Health

Full Measure cvr
Colleen Reid
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2002

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.

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Fusion: A Model for Integrated Health Research

Fusion cvrLorraine Greaves and Penny Ballem
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2001

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.

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Health Care Utilization and Gender: A Pilot Study Using the BC Linked Health Database

Health Care Utilization and Gender cvrArminée Kazanjian, Isabelle Savoie and Denise Morettin
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2001

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.

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Teenage Girls and Smoking: A Research Agenda – Workshop Report

Teenage Girls and Smoking Research Agenda cvrLorraine Greaves and Renée Cormier, 2001

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.

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CIHR 2000: Sex, Gender and Women’s Health

CIHR 2000cvr smLorraine Greaves et al., 2000

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).

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Consuming Identities: Young Women, Eating Disorders and the Media A Research Agenda and Annotated Bibliography

Consuming Identities cvrMarie L. Hoskins with Kristy Dellebuur
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2000

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.

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Women’s Health Research Institute in the CIHR

Womens Health Research Institute CIHR cvrPenny Ballem and Karen Grant, 2000

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.

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