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Exploring the linkages between substance use, COVID-19, and intimate partner violence

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Fact Sheets on Sex and Gender Related Factors for Five Substances

Five fact sheets present information about sex and gender related factors for alcohol, opioids, cannabis, methamphetamines, and tobacco/nicotine. Sex, Gender and Alcohol Sex, Gender and Opioids Sex, Gender and Cannabis Sex, Gender, Nicotine and Tobacco Sex, Gender and Methamphetamines  

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Integrating Sex and Gender Informed Evidence Into Your Practices: 10 Key Questions on Sex, Gender & Substance Use

Substance use is a complex issue, with many causes and manifestations. It is a widespread and costly problem to individuals, families, communities, and governments across Canada. Sex and gender are biological and social determinants of health, respectively, that affect everyone’s … Continue reading

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Mothering and Opioids: Addressing Stigma – Acting Collaboratively

Much is changing in the substance use and child welfare fields to bring forth approaches that are culturally safe, trauma informed, harm reduction-oriented and participant-driven. This toolkit highlights these advances and invites people to think about how we can continue … Continue reading

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Sex Gender and Cannabis

This report reviews current research and data on cannabis use and its effects in order to highlight sex and gender related factors and issues. It is one of the products of a policy-research partnership project funded by Health Canada and … Continue reading

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SGBA+ Cannabis Routes of Administration Toolkit: Key messages and fact sheets

This toolkit is for all Canadians: consumers, practitioners, policy makers and researchers. It contains information and evidence on sex, gender, equity and cannabis. It is aimed at encouraging harm reduction in the use of cannabis, especially for recreational users. We … Continue reading

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Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention: Revitalizing Culture and Healing

This booklet presents seven programs that exemplify how Indigenous communities across Canada are working to integrate culture and healing into their efforts to improve the health of women, children, and their families. Each program has thoughtfully drawn upon traditional notions … Continue reading

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Talking About Substance Use During Pregnancy: Collaborative Approaches for Health Care Providers

Asking questions about the type, frequency, and amount of substance use is often a routine part of prenatal care for physicians, midwives, nurses, pregnancy outreach workers and other prenatal care providers. Here are some ideas for open, supportive, and effective … Continue reading

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Conversation Starters on Healthy Living for Facilitators of Girls’ Empowerment Groups

These three discussion guides have been developed by researchers at the Centre for Excellence for Women’s Health (CEWH), in collaboration with Girls Action Foundation. They are intended to accompany the Take Care toolkit for girls’ empowerment group facilitators and can … Continue reading

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Doorways to Conversation: Brief Intervention on Substance Use with Girls and Women

Because substance use has wide-ranging effects on many different aspects of life, service providers across a range of health care and social service settings can have an important role in addressing the potential harms of substance use and improving overall … Continue reading

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Brief Intervention on Substance Use with Girls and Women: 50 Ideas for Dialogue, Skill Building, and Empowerment

Brief interventions are collaborative conversations between an individual and a health care or social service provider about a health issue. This resource focuses on brief intervention on substance use with girls and women in the preconception and perinatal period in … Continue reading

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New Terrain: Tools to Integrate Trauma and Gender Informed Responses into Substance Use Practice and Policy

This toolkit provides information about trauma, gender, and sex informed programs, initiatives and projects to share in staff training, program planning and evaluation, and to assist in supporting these approaches in programs and organizations. It also includes specific tools to … Continue reading

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Grounding Activities and Trauma-Informed Practice

Within trauma-informed organizations and systems, learning grounding activities can be important for clients and service providers alike. This handout offers 10 grounding activities that can be helpful for managing trauma responses. View PDF

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50 Trauma, Gender, and Substance Use Cards

These cut-out cards contain key points from the academic research literature on the intersections of trauma, gender, and sex and its role in substance use services and policies. They were developed for a workshop called “Becoming Trauma- and Gender-Informed” held … Continue reading

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FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2019

FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2019. Each year Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) and CEWH compile published research articles related to FASD prevention from around the world. View the 2019 Annotated Bibliography here.

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Trauma Informed Practice and the Opioid Crisis: A Discussion Guide for Health Care and Social Service Providers

This discussion guide is intended to stimulate further conversation on “becoming trauma-informed” and assist health care and social service providers in considering additional ways of addressing the opioid crisis in their particular context. It is one of many publications created … Continue reading

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Women and Opioids: Media Guide

This backgrounder on women and opioids is based on research showing that many women are affected differently from men by the opioid crisis and that prevention and intervention approaches require attention to these differences. Includes suggestions for better reporting on … Continue reading

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FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2018

FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2018. Each year Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) and CEWH compile published research articles related to FASD prevention from around the world. View the 2018 Annotated Bibliography here.

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FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2017

FASD Prevention: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in 2017. Each year Canada FASD Research Network (CanFASD) and CEWH compile published research articles related to FASD prevention from around the world. View the 2017 Annotated Bibliography here.

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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.

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Building a Trauma Informed Aftercare Network in Saskatchewan

A summary of meetings at the Family Treatment Centre in Prince Albert to discuss what service providers know about aftercare for women who have completed treatment for substance use problems, and what opportunities exist for enhancing aftercare in a trauma-informed … Continue reading

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Sex, Gender and Opioids

A resource for service providers and program planners, this info sheet describes sex- and gender-based factors impacting opioid use and treatments. It is one of several resources developed as part of the Trauma/Gender/ Substance Use (TGS) project made possible by … Continue reading

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Sex, Gender and Alcohol

A resource for service providers and program planners, this info sheet describes sex- and gender-based factors impacting alcohol use and treatments. It is one of several resources developed as part of the Trauma/ Gender/ Substance Use (TGS) project made possible … Continue reading

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Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention: Brief Interventions with Girls and Women

BRIEF INTERVENTIONS WITH GIRLS AND WOMEN provides a brief introduction to ways of working with Indigenous girls and women to address alcohol, pregnancy, and other related concerns. It is one of five publications highlighting how FASD prevention is understood and practiced in … Continue reading

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Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention: Indigenous Mothering

INDIGENOUS MOTHERING provides a brief introduction to how FASD prevention activities can support the health and well-being of Indigenous mothers and their families. It is one of five publications highlighting how FASD prevention is understood and practiced in Indigenous traditional culture. The series is … Continue reading

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Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention: Reconciliation and Healing

RECONCILIATION AND HEALING provides a brief introduction to how FASD prevention activities can support reconciliation, social justice and change. It is one of five publications highlighting how FASD prevention is understood and practiced in Indigenous traditional culture.  The series is a collaboration … Continue reading

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Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention: Wellness

WELLNESS provides a brief introduction to activities and interventions that support holistic and cultural approaches to individual and community wellness. It is one of five publications highlighting how FASD prevention is understood and practiced in Indigenous traditional culture. The series … Continue reading

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Indigenous Approaches to FASD Prevention: Community Action

COMMUNITY ACTION provides a brief introduction to Indigenous community-led initiatives that can help to prevent FASD and includes examples from Canada and internationally. It is one of five publications highlighting how FASD prevention is understood and practiced in Indigenous traditional culture.  … Continue reading

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Sex, Gender and Cannabis

A resource for service providers and program planners, this info sheet describes what we know so far about sex- and gender-based factors related to cannabis use. It is one of several resources developed as part of the Trauma/Gender/Substance Use (TGS) … Continue reading

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Sex, Gender and Tobacco

A resource for service providers and program planners, this info sheet describes sex- and gender-based factors impacting tobacco use and treatments. Examples of gender-transformative approaches are featured. It is one of several resources developed as part of the Trauma/Gender/Substance Use … Continue reading

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Trauma-Informed Approaches to Seclusion and Restraint Reduction

A discussion guide for service providers and program planners, this resource offers strategies to support organizational change. It includes reflective questions for examining current approaches to seclusion and restraint, determining current trends and impacts, and developing alternatives that are trauma … Continue reading

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Developing an Indigenous Approach to FASD

The Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation, and the Canada FASD Research Network convened in May 2017 to create a Consensus Statement to addressing and preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for Indigenous Peoples. Their collaborative response details … Continue reading

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Here’s what we know about alcohol & pregnancy

This infographic provides an overview of what we know about alcohol and pregnancy and the kinds of support women deserve.  It was developed with support from Canada FASD Research Network and its Prevention Network Action Team with a goal of … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Pregnancy Brief Intervention Guides

Alcohol and Pregnancy Brief Intervention Guides The resources in this section were developed to support service providers to successfully engage with women and their partners on alcohol use, pregnancy, and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). While many aspects … Continue reading

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Trauma-Informed Practice Resource List

Selection of trauma-informed treatment-related resources and curricula. Some focus solely on trauma-informed practices; others incorporate elements of both trauma-informed and trauma-specific approaches. One of 3 resource lists on trauma, gender, and substance use made possible by funding from Health Canada. Revised May … Continue reading

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Gender Transformative Resource List

Overview 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. Download TGS Gender Transformative Resource list

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“I love it because you could just be yourself” – A Study of Girls’ Perspectives on Girls’ Groups and Healthy Living

The British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health partnered with the Girls Action Foundation, and researchers from the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, York University and the University of Montreal … Continue reading

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How Girls’ Groups Can Promote Health

This 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. View PDF

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Women and Cannabis

This resource was developed through the support of the Education and Training Council, Alberta FASD Cross Ministry Committee and reviewed by experts from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and the Canada FASD Research Network. It was updated September 2017 with new research and uses the scientific name, … Continue reading

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Women and Prescription Opioids

This resource was developed through the support of the Education and Training Council, Alberta FASD Cross Ministry Committee and reviewed by experts from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and the Canada FASD Research Network. Updated September 2017 View English PDF View French PDF Invisible Keywords for searching: … Continue reading

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Substance Use and Pregnancy Infographics

This series of eight infographics were developed to support BC service providers to successfully engage with women and their partners on alcohol use, pregnancy, and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). They have recently been reformatted for national distribution, … Continue reading

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Gender Informed Approaches to Substance Use Resource List

An overview of gender-informed resources in the substance use field. This is one of 3 resource lists focusing on gender, trauma and substance use, and has been made possible by a financial contribution from Health Canada. Download  TGS Gender Informed Approaches to … Continue reading

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Alcohol, Pregnancy and Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: What Men Can do to Help

Canada FASD Research Network’s Action Team on FASD Prevention from a Women’s Health Determinants Perspective, 2014 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading known cause of developmental disability. FASD is the result of exposure to alcohol in utero and … Continue reading

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Women and Alcohol: A Women’s Health Resource

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2014 This resource was written by women for women, to provide useful information about alcohol and to help women make healthy and well-informed choices about alcohol use. View PDF

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Rethinking Women and Healthy Living in Canada

BCCEWH, Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, and Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health Editors: A. Pederson, M.J. Haworth-Brockman, B. Clow, H. Isfeld and A. Liwander, 2013 The BCCEWH, the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and the … Continue reading

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Trauma Informed Practice Guide

Emily Arthur, Amanda Seymour, Michelle Dartnall, Paula Beltgens, Nancy Poole, Diane Smylie, Naomi North, and Rose Schmidt. Initial draft authors: Cristine Urquhart and Fran Jasiura of Change Talk Associates. British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health; BC Ministry of … Continue reading

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Liberation! Helping Women Quit Smoking: A Brief Tobacco-Intervention Guide

Cristine Urquhart, Frances Jasiura, Nancy Poole, Tasnim Nathoo and Lorraine Greaves British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2012 This guide offers support to service providers in diverse contexts (e.g. within transition houses, community mental health teams, or primary … Continue reading

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Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women Who Use Substances: What Communities are Doing to Help

Canada FASD Research Network’s Action Team on Prevention from A Women’s Health Determinants Perspective, 2012 In this document, we profile the development of single-access programs in four different communities and talk about why this type of program works. View PDF

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

Editors: 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 … Continue reading

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Expecting to Quit: A Best-Practices Review of Smoking Cessation Interventions for Pregnant and Postpartum Girls and Women

Lorraine Greaves, Nancy Poole, Chizimuzo T.C. Okoli, Natalie Hemsing, Annie Qu, Lauren Bialystok and Renée O’Leary; British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2011 This revised edition reviews research and intervention development in the years since the first edition … Continue reading

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Physical Activity for Marginalized Women in British Columbia: A Discussion Paper

Pamela Ponic, Rehana Nanjijuma, Ann Pederson, Nancy Poole and Jenny Scott BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health & ProMOTION Plus, 2011 BC Centre of Excellence in Women’s Health and ProMOTION Plus have conducted an environmental scan on Physical Activity … Continue reading

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Le renoncement au tabac et la grossesse: Un examen des pratiques exemplaires de renoncement au tabac conçues pour les filles et les femmes pendant la grossesse et la période postnatale

Lorraine Greaves, Nancy Poole, Chizimuzo T.C. Okoli, Natalie Hemsing, Annie Qu, Lauren Bialystok et Renée O’Leary; British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2011 Ce rapport examine les interventions conçues pour réduire ou éliminer le tabagisme durant la grossesse. … Continue reading

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Research Summary: Integrating Tobacco Cessation Interventions Into Mental Health, Substance Use and Anti-Violence Services

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2011 Between April 2010 and March 2011, researchers at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, in collaboration with community partners, conducted a study on the feasibility of integrating tobacco … Continue reading

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Gendering the National Framework Series (Vol.2): Girl-Centred Approaches to Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Treatment

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and the Universities of Saskatchewan and South Australia, 2010 This discussion guide explores four topics related to young women’s substance use: … Continue reading

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Gendering the National Framework Series (Vol.3): Mothering and Substance Use: Approaches to Prevention, Harm Reduction, and Treatment

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and the Universities of Saskatchewan and South Australia, 2010 This discussion guide explores four topics related to mothers and pregnant women … Continue reading

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Gendering the National Framework Series (Vol.1): Trauma-informed Approaches in Addictions Treatment

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and the Universities of Saskatchewan and South Australia, 2010 This discussion guide explores coexisting trauma, mental health and substance use problems … Continue reading

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Gendering the National Framework Series (Vol.4): Women-Centred Harm Reduction

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and the Universities of Saskatchewan and South Australia, 2010 This discussion guide explores bringing a gender-based analysis to harm reduction strategies. … Continue reading

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

Cecilia 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 … Continue reading

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Hearing the Perspectives of Aboriginal Girls on Smoking

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2009 In partnership with six Aboriginal communities in BC we recently conducted a qualitative study on smoking by Aboriginal adolescent girls. Findings shed light on how age, gender, culture and context intersect … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“Me, I’m Living it”: The Primary Health Care Experiences of Women who use Drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

The VANDU Women CARE Team, 2009 This report is a summary of the most relevant findings of this community-driven research project for health care providers treating women who use drugs in the DTES. View PDF

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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. View PDF … Continue reading

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

Barbara 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. View PDF  

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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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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You and Your Health: A Woman’s Guide

BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2009 A guide to help women understand their health and what they can do to be healthier. View PDF

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Your Rights in Research: A Guide for Women

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 … Continue reading

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Further Advancing the Health of Girls and Women: Report on the Women’s Health Strategy for British Columbia 2004-2008

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, 2008 In 2004, a provincial women’s health strategy was realeased. Advancing the Health of Girls and Women: A Women’s Health Strategy for British Columbia provided a … Continue reading

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No Gift: Tobacco Policy and Aboriginal People in Canada

Debbie Pearce, Deborah Schwartz and Lorraine Greaves, 2008 This discussion paper examines issues related to tobacco control policy, taxation, and legislation as they affect Aboriginal women and men in British Columbia, and identifies potentially differential impacts when gender differences are … Continue reading

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IMPART Fact Sheets

Youth, Gender & Substance Use Young people are more likely than adults to engage in substance use, use substances in hazardous ways, and experience harm as a result of their use. Girls, boys and young people who indentify as transgender … Continue reading

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Paradoxes and Contradictions in Health Policy Reform: Implications for First Nations Women

Jo-Anne Fiske and Annette J.Browne, 2008 This report constitutes the second of two phases of research conducted in collaboration with a First Nation community in north central British Columbia. The research considers health care policy within the context of government-sponsored … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Pasando pagina: Mujeres, tabaco, y el futuro

Lorraine Greaves, Natasha Jategaonkar and Sara Sanchez, 2006 El presente informe, Pasando página: Mujeres, tabaco y el futuro, facilita una perspectiva muy necesaria del consumo de tabaco entre mujeres de distintos contextos sociales, identifica los efectos para la salud que … Continue reading

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Pour tourner la page: les femmes, le tabac et l’avenir

Lorraine Greaves, Natasha Jategaonkar and Sara Sanchez, 2006 Le présent rapport, Pour tourner la page – Les femmes, le tabac et l’avenir, brosse un portrait de l’utilisation du tabac par les femmes dans différents contextes sociaux, détermine les effets du … Continue reading

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Reducing Harm: A Better Practices Review of Tobacco Policy and Vulnerable Populations

Lorraine Greaves, Joy Johnson, Joan Bottorff, Susan Kirkland, Natasha Jategaonkar, Melissa McGowan, Lucy McCullogh and Lupin Battersby, 2006 This report reviews evidence of the effectiveness of three aspects of tobacco control policy on diverse groups of males and females particularly … Continue reading

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Turning a New Leaf: Women, Tobacco, and the Future

Lorraine Greaves, Natasha Jategaonkar and Sara Sanchez, 2006 This report provides a much-needed picture of women’s tobacco use in different social contexts, identifies the health effects of tobacco, and describes women’s role in tobacco production and marketing. It also provides … Continue reading

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Advancing the Health of Girls and Women: A Women’s Health Strategy for British Columbia

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre and British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2004 The aim of the Provincial Women’s Health Strategy is to improve the health of girls and women throughout BC. This document describes an approach … Continue reading

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Demonstrating Progress: Innovations in Women’s Mental Health

Marina Morrow British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2003 This report describes four innovative mental health demonstration projects designed specifically for women with chronic and persistent mental health problems in four different communities in British Columbia. View PDF

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Ensuring a Good Death: Improving Palliative Care for Patients and Caregivers

Lorraine Greaves British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2003 The number of people who need palliative care in Canada is rising, yet we have no national policy and no national regulations to ensure consistency and quality of care. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Mainstreaming Women’s Mental Health: Building a Canadian Strategy

Marina Morrow British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2003 Evidence shows that certain mental illnesses are more prevalent in women, that women utilize mental health services more frequently than men do, and that women would like a wider … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Addiction: The Over-Prescription of Benzodiazepines and Sleeping Pills to Women in Canada

Janet C. Currie British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2003 This report describes benzodiazepines, prescribing rates and practices, and their effect on women in Canada. Based on this information, recommendations are made regarding policy and intervention strategies to … Continue reading

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Midwifery: Building Our Contribution to Maternity Care-Proceedings from the Working Symposium

Jude Kornelsen, 2003 This report captures presentations and debates about new and innovative ways midwives can use their skills and expertise to meet the needs of Canadian women, including plans for alternative models of care, collaborative practice with other health … Continue reading

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Mother and Child reunion: Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder by Promoting Women’s Health

Nancy Poole, 2003 This paper describes current knowledge about FASD and current prevention strategies and outlines an alternative, multiple-determinants approach to FASD prevention that would be more effective for both mothers and babies, more humane, and more cost-effective. View PDF

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Reasonable Doubt The Use of Health Records in Legal Cases of Violence Against Women in Relationships

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre and BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2003 The purpose of this study was to undertake a preliminary examination of the use of health records in criminal and civil cases involving violence against … Continue reading

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Solving the Maternity Care Crisis: Making Way for Midwifery’s Contribution

Jude Kornelsen, 2003 This report discusses the need for new policies at the provincial and federal levels to enhance the capacity of midwifery to make a greater contribution to maternity care and to help solve the health care practitioner crisis. … Continue reading

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We’re Women, Too: Identifying Barriers to Gynecologic and Breast Health Care for Women with Disabilities

Lenore Riddell, Kathy Greenberg, Joan Meister and Jude Kornelson, 2003 This research study addresses to what extent women with disabilities regularly receive screening for breast and cervical cancer, what barriers prevent them from receiving this care and how the information … Continue reading

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Women’s Environmental Scan Project

British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2003 View PDF

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

Lorraine 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 … Continue reading

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Making Choices/Taking Chances: Lesbian/Bi/Queer Women Assisted Conception, and Reproductive Health

Jacquelyne Luce British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2002 This report focuses on queer women’s experiences of trying to get pregnant and/or become parents within the context of new developments in assisted reproductive technologies and lesbian, gay, bisexual … Continue reading

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

Jude 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. View PDF

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

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. … Continue reading

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Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Women with a Serious Mental Illness: Current Practices in Service Provision in British Columbia

Marina Morrow, 2002 This paper documents practice in five mental health care settings with respect to the provision of services to women diagnosed with mental illnesses who are survivors of trauma. View PDF

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Aboriginal Women’s Health Research: Synthesis Project Final Report

Madeline Dion Stout, Gregory D. Kipling and Roberta Stout Centres of Excellence for Women’s health Program Research Synthesis Group, 2001 This paper seeks to capture the cumulative knowledge and experience generated through the activities of the Centres of Excellence for … Continue reading

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Apprehensions: Barriers to Treatment for Substance-Using Mothers

Nancy Poole and Barbara Isaac British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2001 This research study explores the barriers and supports encountered by pregnant and parenting women accessing care for addictions treatment. View PDF

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Fusion: A Model for Integrated Health Research

Lorraine 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 … Continue reading

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Out in the Cold: The Context of Lesbian Health in Northern British Columbia

Lynda Anderson, Theresa Healy, Barbara Herringer, Barbara Isaac and Ty Perry, 2001 This qualitative study investigates lesbians’ experiences of the formal health care system in northern British Columbia and illuminates the impact of the social climate of the north and … Continue reading

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

Arminée 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 … Continue reading

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In the Absence of Consent: Sexual Assault, Unconsciousness and Forensic Evidence

Patricia Lee British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2001 This background report serves to assist sexual assault services in British Columbia in developing informed and thoughtful policy on the complex issue of consent to collect forensic evidence from … Continue reading

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