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Reasonable doubt: the use of health records in legal cases of violence against women in relationships  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/reasonabledoubt.pdf

Examines how health records are being used in relevant civil and criminal cases.

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Published: 2003
Canada's promises to keep: the Charter and violence against women
Examines how the policies, procedures and practices of the justice system impact on the low conviction rates of violence against women and how these can impact women's inequality.
Published: 2004
Inter-sectoral workshop on violence against women with disabilities and deaf women and access to the justice system  
http://dawn.thot.net/workshop.html
Identifies barriers to justice for women with disabilities and deaf women who experience domestic violence. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Reasonable doubt: the use of health records in criminal and civil cases of violence against women in relationships  
http://www.bcifv.org/resources/healthrecordsbrochure02.pdf
Presents a brochure documenting how information in medical records can't be assumed to be a reliable and objective account of woman abuse. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Emotional abuse and family court proceedings  
http://www.womanabuseprevention.com/html/family_law.html
Argues that family courts do not fully recognize the emotional abuse of women by their partners, and neglect to take this factor into account when considering custody and access arrangements. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Whose womb Is It, anyway?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1988_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article covers the Baby R controversy, the story of how the B.C Family and Child Services Act had been successfully used to seize a fetus and thereby force a woman into unwanted surgery.  Explains how this case set a dangerous precedent for all pregnant women. 

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Published: 1988
We are family  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1989_Healthsharing_Vol_10_No_4_Fall.pdf

This article shares the story of a lesbian couple denied coverage with OHIP. Discusses the importance of access to health care. Redefines "family". 

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Published: 1989