Gender specific health services

Gender specific health services

Gender sensitive health planning: why is it important?

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Jennifer Howard
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the need for gender-based analysis and gender sensitive health planning, using the Saskatchewan and Manitoba Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) as examples.

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ISSN 14800039

What women prescribe: report and recommendations from the national symposium "Women in Partnership: Working Towards Inclusive, G

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English
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Paper
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Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women
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Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes the need for (re)education and training among health providers, points the way to new directions for research needed to maximize women's health, and presents a complete list of symposium recommendations.

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GEND.W45 1995

Models of good practice relevant to women & health: women's health initiatives

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English
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Paper
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Commonwealth Secretariat
Publisher: 
Commonwealth Secretariat
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Profiles 16 novel ideas used to improve the health of women who are not usually singled out for special attention, from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada.

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WOMH.M63 2001

Models of good practice relevant to women & health: education, training and capacity building

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English
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Paper
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Commonwealth Secretariat
Publisher: 
Commonwealth Secretariat
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Profiles successful women's health projects from Commonwealth countries, which focus on education, training, and capacity building.

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WOMH.M63 2001

A framework for women-centred health

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Robin Barnett
Vancouver/Richmond Women's Health Planning Project Implementation Task Force
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Vancouver/Richmond Health Board
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Presents 12 elements for meeting women's needs in the planning and implementation of policies, procedures and initiatives across the spectrum of health services.

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HEAS.B35 2001
ISBN 0968358632
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<p>Review, Network Fall/Winter 2001/02: This guide is a tool to help with the planning and implementation of policies, procedures, and initiatives across the continuum of care. Its 12 interconnected elements provide strategies to improve responses to the health needs of both individual women and specific populations of women.</p>

Evaluating programs for women: a gender-specific framework (2000 revised edition)

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Joan McLaren
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Presents revisions to the first edition (1999) incorporating the results of pilot evaluations. Provides a more detailed explanation of elements and processes.

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PWHCE GEND.M35 2000
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Includes bibliographical references.

Best practices: treatment and rehabilitation for women with substance use problems

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English
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Online
Paper
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Janet C. Currie
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies elements of best practice in the treatment and rehabilitation of women with substance use problems.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ADDI.C87 2001
ISBN 0662297725

PEI well women's clinics: a case study of gender specific clinics to increasing screening rates

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Glenda Vardy Dell
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (MCEWH)
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Assesses current barriers to cervical screening; identifies and discusses policy and program implications to increase screening rates focussing on the Clinics as a successful strategy.

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MCEWH GEND.D45 1999
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Includes bibliographical references.

Women's Health in Women's Hands

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Clinical or health care services

Works to enhance sense of self-esteem and health by placing women's health into women's hands. It is a participatory centre for women of diverse backgrounds and needs. Constantly challenge our assumptions and analysis and we are committed to being advocates for change in our community.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-593-7655
Secondary Telephone: 
416-593-1815
Email Address: 
whiwh@web.net
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
416-593-5867
TTY/TDD: 
416-593-5835
Street Address: 
500-2 Carlton St
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5B 1J3

Women and health: mainstreaming the gender perspective into the health sector

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English
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Paper
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World Health Organization United Nations
Publisher: 
United Nations, Division for the Advancement of Women
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

This is a report of an expert group meeting on "Women and Health - Mainstreaming the Gender Perspective into the Health Sector" held from September 28 to October 2, 1999 in Tunis, Tunisia. The expert group developed a framework for a gender sensitive health policy which is a useful tool for mainstreaming. The framework can also assist in collecting information disaggregated by sex, setting targets, involving a variety of actors or stakeholders, defining their roles and responsibilities, suggesting how to allocate resources and providing guidelines for monitoring. Since efforts have increased in recent years to consider health in the framework of human rights, the expert group meeting emphasized placing respect for women's human rights at the centre of such a framework. When health is considered a human right, and not merely a social good, rights and responsibilities need to be defined accordingly. A neglect of women's health issues, in particular certain aspects of sexual and reproductive health, in the legislative and regulatory frameworks of countries, have been recognized as part of a systematic discrimination against women. The framework should ensure that steps are taken to include women's full enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health as stated in Article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966), and to implement article 12 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women which refers specifically to women's access to health care and family planning.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
GEND.U56 1999
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