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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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Taking Action: Mobilizing Communities to Provide Recreation for Women on Low Incomes

Wendy Frisby, Fearon Blair, Therese Dorer, Larena Hill, Jennifer Fenton and Bryna Kopelow, 2001 This study documents the factors that influence whether or not action is taken in communities to increase the access of women on low incomes to community … Continue reading

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Teenage Girls and Smoking: A Research Agenda – Workshop Report

Lorraine 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, … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Change: The Midlife Health Needs of Women with Disabilities

Marina Morrow with the Midlife Health Needs of Women with Disabilities Advisory Committee British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2000 This study highlights the interconnections between menopause, midlife, disability and aging, and through interviews with women with different … Continue reading

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CIHR 2000: Sex, Gender and Women’s Health

Lorraine 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). View … Continue reading

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

Marie 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 … Continue reading

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Documenting Visibility: Selected Bibliography on Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s health

Jacquelyne Luce with Janet Neely, Teresa Lee and Ann Pederson British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2000 This report is a review of evidence from peer-reviewed literature on lesbians’ and bisexual women’s health. View PDF

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Evaluation Report of the Sheway Project for High-Risk Pregnant and Parenting Women

Nancy Poole British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2000 This report is an evaluation of a unique outreach program in Vancouver that provides services to pregnant women with substance use problems and support to mothers and their families … Continue reading

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An Exploration of Women-Centred Care in the Context of Cervical Cancer Screening in Ethnocultural Groups

Joan L. Bottorff, Lynda G. Balneaves, Lorna Sent, Suki Grewal and Annette J. Browne, 2000 Underutilization of mainstream health services has led to the development of specialized health services for women from different ethnocultural groups. These services provide an important focus for … Continue reading

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Filtered Policy: Women and Tobacco in Canada

Lorraine Greaves, Victoria J. Barr, with the collaboration of the Women and Tobacco Working Group, 2000 This paper develops a gendered analysis of tobacco policy, contextualized in the national and international tobacco control and reduction movement, and identifies women-centred policy … Continue reading

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First Nations Women’s Encounters with Mainstream Health Care Services & Systems

Annette J. Browne with Jo-Anne Fiske and Geraldine Thomas the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2000 Through First Nations women’s own descriptions of their encounters with health care, this investigation illustrates the social, economic and political forces … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Physical Activity for Girls and Women

Colleen Reid, Lesley Dyck, Heather McKay and Wendy Frisby British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2000 This multi-disciplinary literature review explores the links between physical activity, inactivity, health and well-being for women and girls, including implications of physical … Continue reading

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In Transition: Nurses Respond to Midwifery Integration

Jude Kornelsen, V. Susan Dahinten and Elaine Carty British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 2000 This report describes the results of a survey of nurses on the topic of midwifery, which was conducted shortly after the introduction of … Continue reading

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Une politique “filtrée”: les femmes et le tabagisme au Canada

Lorraine Greaves et Victoria J. Barr; en collaboration avec le Groupe de travail sur les femmes et le tabagisme, 2000 Le présent document décrit ces questions et ces tendances et définit les éléments propres au sexe biologique et au sexe … Continue reading

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Pushing for Change: Challenges of Integrating Midwifery into the Health Care System

Jude Kornelson, 2000 This report considers the current relationship between midwives, physicians and nurses from both a professional and interpersonal perspective, looks at objections put forward by the medical and nursing communities and considers the way objections have affected client … Continue reading

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Reality, Opinion and Uncertainty: Views on Midwifery in BC’s Health Care System

Jeanne Lyons and Elaine Carty, 2000 Documenting the observations of a researcher in the midwifery field, this report observes and comments on province-wide presentations and discussions on midwifery and its integration into BC’s health care system. View PDF

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Triple-Marker Screening in British Columbia: Current Practice, Future Options

Ken Bassett, Patricia Lee, Carolyn Green, Lisa Mitchell, Hana Sroka, Rohinne Lal, Robin Hanvelt and Arminée Kazanjian, 2000 This review examines maternal serum triple-marker screening (TMS) for fetuses with Down Syndrome, other chromosomal abnormalities, and spina bifida in the British … Continue reading

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Women’s Health Research Institute in the CIHR

Penny 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 … Continue reading

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Hearing Women’s Voices: Mental Health Care for Women

Marina Morrow with Monika Chappell The British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, 1999 This multi-level study into the experience of mental health care for women in BC ranges in scope from the voices of consumers to policy makers … Continue reading

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Reformed or Rerouted? Women and Change in the Health Care System

Colleen Fuller, 1999 This paper places BC’s health system reform in a national context and points out the information gaps and inadequacies concerning issues affecting women users and workers in the system. View PDF

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Women with Disabilities: We Know What We Need to Be Healthy!

Shirley Masuda, 1999 This report details the results of a study about how women with disabilities experience being healthy and the structural barriers they face in achieving health. View PDF

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