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Canadian Women's Health Network's recommendations on draft federal "legislation governing assisted human reproduction"

Presents a summary of Dr. Lippman's presentation, on behalf of the CWHN, to the House Standing Committee on Health, November 27, 2001. Provides recommendations on the following topics: general organization and intent; consultation, and education and prevention; informed consent/informed choice; disclosure of health information; surveillance of health impacts; commercialization; cloning; surrogacy; regulatory body; sex selection; pre-implantation diagnosis; and public or private payment.

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Published: 2001
Ovulation induction drug therapy for anovulatory infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome

Presents a systematic review and critical appraisal of the evidence on the use of ovulation induction (OI) drug therapy to manage anovulatory infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women of reproductive age. Provides the current published scientific evidence about its safety and efficacy/effectiveness in terms of pregnancy rate in this category of infertile patients.

Published: 2004
How effective and safe is semen washing for HIV-serodiscordant couples?

Summarizes this systematic review, which found that while no semen-washing method fully guarantees elimination of HIV in motile spermatozoa, the methods do minimize the risk of transmission.

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Published: 2006
The implications of human reproductive cloning and germ line alteration for women and women's health : ten mis-conceptions

Discusses the recent news story involving an Italian infertility specialist who plans to clone human beings within the near future. Critiques human reproductive cloning and germ line alteration from the perspective of women and women's health. Highlights ten misconceptions in regards to cloning and women's health.

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Published: 2001
Health sector consultation document: renewal of the Canadian biotechnology strategy

Addresses specific issues of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy renewal pertaining to the health sector. Raises a number of consultation questions on which views are being sought within the areas of: health protection, health industries, and health sciences. (See Details)

Published: 1998
Making choices/taking chances: lesbian/bi/queer women assisted conception, and reproductive health

Interviews lesbian women throughout BC about their experiences with assisted conception, side effects of fertility drugs, grieving and sexual transmitted disease through donor insemination.

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Published: 2002
What we heard: issues and questions raised during the public hearings
Summarizes the issues that Canadians raised during the Public Hearings held by the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies, held from September 11 to November 29, 1990.
Published: 1991
Misconceptions: the social construction of choice and the new reproductive and genetic technologies, volume 1
Discusses "correcting" infertility, "curing" disease or "improving" women's health; while explaining how women from diverse activist and academic backgrounds challenge these claims.
Published: 1993
Compilation of proceedings: search conference: June 18-20th 1990: Old Orchard Inn: Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Gives information on the compilation of proceedings from the Search Conference.
Published: 1990
Women's perspectives on reproductive health and rights
A discussion paper by the International Programme Advisory Panel and the International Women's Advisory Panel, which is intented to be a contribution to a deeper understanding of what women actually want from reproductive health services, and what they perceive as their rights. This paper is not a statement, or a definitive analysis of the topic covered. Rather, both Panels see it as the first in a series of collaborative efforts directed to helping the Federation as a whole to implement all aspects of Vision 2000.
Published: 1994