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Critical to care: women and ancillary work in health care  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/critical_to_care/CriticaltoCareReport.pdf
Examines the gendered nature of ancillary work, as well as its importance in the provision of quality health care. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Nurturing cycles  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/17-vanesterik.pdf
Looks at the inconsistencies between the promises made in the name of biotechnology and the lived experience of most of the world's women. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Who counts as a health care worker?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39467
Argues that quality of health care is threatened by new labour practices that treat certain workers (ancillary) as unimportant to good care. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Immigrant women's health centre: identifying the gaps in the immigrant women's health handbook
Identifies gaps in and articulates the scope of work required to revise and update the Immigrant Women's Health Handbook, a resource published by the Immigrant Women Health Centre (IWHC).
Published: 1999
Towards healthy environments for children: frequently asked questions (FAQ) about breastfeeding in a contaminated environment  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/FAQoct17.pdf
Addresses breastfeeding in a contaminated environment. (See Details)
Published: 2003
The hazards of human developmental gene modification  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/7-newman.pdf
Looks at human developmental gene modification, sometimes termed germ-line gene therapy. Identifies specific dangers for women and for their children where genetic modification of human embryos or fetuses is pursued. Also presents an important gender analysis, pointing out that this kind of genetic experimentation is reliant on the powerful desire and expectation that women will do anything for their children. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Networking between Ontario and Quebec health research teams and Francophone women
Analyzes French language health services in Ontario and points out ways that francophones can increase their power and influence – individually and collectively – in the areas of health and social services.
Published: 1998
Biotechnology, strategy, and wealth for whom: commentary on the theme of biotechnology and wealth  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/18-holmes.PDF
Outlines some of the contradictory ways that wealth and health interact in the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Moving forward: integrating environmental and occupational influences on health (primary prevention): a participatory research a
Identifies and exemplifies issues, themes and research methods related to environmental and occupation influences on women's health and applicable to the National Network on Environments and Women's Health and other Centres of Excellence.
Genetic testing, citizenship and subjectivity: implications for women and health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/8-polzer.pdf
Raises questions about the political underpinnings and personal implications of genetic testing for breast cancer risk. (See Details)
Published: 2000