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Invoking Community: Rethinking the Health of Lesbian and Bisexual Women (Feminist Voices No. 10)
by Natasha Bailey, Maria Gurevish and Cynthia Mathieson

Lesbian and bisexual women reveal the importance of community in their lives and its relationship to their health. The community serves multiple functions, providing emotional and tangible resources for women and a sense of belonging in an isolating, heterosexist society. At the same time, sexual health can suffer when a community imposes expected rules for behavior. Finding a place in community carries implications for health in its broadest sense. Cost: $13.95. English.

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CRIAW/ICREF, 2000 408-151 Slater Street Ottawa ON K1P 5H3

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The Clueless Vegetarian
By Evelyn Raab

Whether you're a vegetarian, contemplating becoming one, or just live with someone who is, this cookbook will explain the basics. Raab discusses the kinds of vegetarian diets and each recipe is coded to identify which is appropriate. Easy recipes are provided along with nutritional information to help you make good food choices (without obsessing). This cookbook makes eating vegetarian an appealing meal alternative for everyone. 2000. Cost: $22.95. English.

Key Porter Books 70 The Esplanade Toronto ON M5E 1R2

Tel.: (416) 862-7777 Fax: (416) 862-2304

Mémoires d'une bataille inachevée : la lutte pour l'avortement au Québec, 1970-1992
Louise Desmarais

Louise Desmarais, a research officer for the Quebec government, has written an exhaustive account of the 30-year struggle for abortion rights in Quebec. The battle has centred on a basic issue for women: the right to free abortion on demand, one of the most important demands of the feminist movement in Quebec. Price $34.95. In French.

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Éditions Trait d'union, 1999 428 Rachel St. East Montreal, Quebec H2J 2G7

Tel.: (514) 985-0136 Fax: (514) 879-8373

The Natural Estrogen Diet
Dr. Lana Liew

Discusses some of the symptoms of menopause and explains how phytoestrogens - particularly those found in soy foods - work to alleviate menopause-related problems. Nutritional information on various soy products is given along with recipes to help integrate them into your diet. To provide a complete alternative to hormone therapy, this book also looks into the other benefits of phytoestrogens, such as protection against heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer. Cost: $21.50. English.

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hunter house publishers, 1999>
Order through most bookstores, or by calling: 1-800-266-5592

Casualties of Progress: Personal Histories from the Chemically Sensitive
Alison Johnson, Editor

From graphic artist to chaplain, people all over the industrialised world are being disabled by a health condition that many doctors claim is all in their heads. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is an illness brought on by exposure to chemicals, like those found in pesticides and even perfume. It causes symptoms ranging from headaches and chills to throat cysts. Chemically sensitive people reveal the daily struggles they face while living in a world of chemical pollutants. Cost: $14.00. English.

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MCS Information Exchange, 2000 2 Oakland Street Brunswick, ME 04011

Health Talk: How to communicate with your doctor
Mary F. Hawkins

Health Talk is about taking ownership of your health care, from understanding the Canadian healthcare system to communicating effectively with your doctor. It is packed with strategies you can use to be successful in an active role, whether you are communicating on behalf of yourself, a child or another adult. Cost: $17.95. English.

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CDG Books Inc., 2000 99 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 400 Toronto ON M5R 3K5

The Dome of Silence: Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport
Sandra Dirby, Lorraine Greaves and Olena Hankivsky

Examines the values underlying sport and their effects on athletes, coaches and the culture of sport. Sexual denigration, hazing, and domineering training regimes are just some of the issues Canadian athletes deal with, though in large part it is the silence surrounding these issues that remains the major problem. Sport is a part of society, not a moral oasis. It is time to challenge the racism, homophobia, and sexual abuse at play within. Cost: $17.95. English.

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Fernwood Publishing, 2000 Box 9409m Station A Halifax NS B3K 5S3

Addiction by Prescription: One Woman's Triumph and Fight for Change
Joan E. Gadsby

Recounts one woman's nightmare prescription drug addiction and her efforts to prevent such involuntary addiction in others. Benzodiazepines (tranquilizers and sleeping pills) continue to be the most widely-prescribed drugs in the world despite their know and often serious physical, cognitive, and emotional side-effects. Gasby lobbies for systematic and legislative change that will hold the entire health community to a higher standard of ethics and accountability. 2000. Cost: $29.95. English.

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Key Porter Books Ltd. 70 The Esplanade Toronto ON M5E 1R2

La garde partagée : L'équité en question
Denyse Côté

The only research done to date on how the daily environment has changed for children and parents in joint physical custody arrangements, in the light of recent changes in motherhood and fatherhood. The book demonstrates that there is a gap between the model and reality, which must be understood to ensure that custody policies and practices do not bring about new forms of discrimination. Price: $19.95. French.

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Les éditions du remue-ménage, 2000 110 Sainte-Thérèse St., Suite 501 Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1E6

Tel.: (514) 876-0097

L'agenda des femmes 2001 "La santé"

The texts in this agenda give an idea of the extraordinary creativity displayed by women in establishing resources in the health sector. There is also much food for thought in terms of the shortcomings of our health system, particularly in the areas of contraception, alternative medicine and treatment for First Nations women and young lesbians. Price: $12.95. French.

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Les éditions du remue-ménage, 2000 110 Sainte-Thérèse St., Suite 501 Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1E6

Tel.: (514) 876-0097

Alternatives in Cancer Therapy: The Case for Choice
Penelope Williams

Author Penelope Williams argues that despite the impressive success rate of alternative treatments, particularly AIT (immuno-augmentative therapy), the North American medical establishment is unwilling to look at new ways of treating cancer outside the traditional trio of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Focussing on alternative treatments that have their basis in conventional medical research, she calls for a combination of conventional and alternative treatments in the healing process. Cost: $24.95. English.

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Key Porter Books, 2000 70 The Esplanade Toronto ON M5E 1R2

Tel.: (416) 862-7777 Fax: (416) 862-2304