Homeless people and health

Winnipeg street health report 2011

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English
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Author: 
Suzanne Gessler
Christina Maes
Publisher: 
Main Street Project
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Presents the results of a 2010 survey on the physical and mental health status of 300 homeless people in Winnipeg. Found that women have quite different health care needs than men. For example, 15% had given birth while homeless, almost half of the women were victims of sexual assault, and 25% of the women had not had a Pap test in three years.

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A primary care approach to treating women without homes: medical illnesses of homeless women

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Author: 
Roseanna H. Means, MD, MSc
Publisher: 
Medscape Today
Publication Date: 
2001

Describes numerous types of chronic conditions that homeless women are likely to suffer and best approaches to their primary care.

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Precarious housing in Canada

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Paper
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Publisher: 
Wellesley Institute
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Research and policy report with a gender analysis that sets out a pragmatic, five-point plan for improving the health of the millions of Canadians who are living in substandard, over-crowded and unaffordable homes – plus those who are living without any housing at all.

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