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1. Overmedicalization of Women's Health - BMD Testing  
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REGION:  NATIONAL
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): SCREENING
One of the primary ways that BMD testing has been promoted and marketed is in relation to osteoporosis. BMD is done to determine one element of bone strength and is used to predict clinically significant osteoporosis in the future. A recent review of the evidence-based literature, however, has uncovered some facts about BMD testing and osteoporosis that have not received public attention due to the vested interests of the proponents of the medical model.
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2. We’re Women, Too - Identifying Barriers to Gynecologic and Breast Health Care for Women with Disabilities  
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REGION:  NATIONAL
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): SCREENING, CERVICAL, MAMMOGRAPHY
The purpose of the research study was to address the following questions: To what extent do women with disabilities regularly receive screening for breast and cervical cancer? What are the barriers that prevent women with disabilities from receiving this care? How can we use this information to improve screening? This study was conceived as community action research to be led by women with disabilities and to centre on women’s experiences of living with a disability or disabilities.
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3. Exploring the Relationship Between Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Practices in Manitoba  
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REGION:  MANITOBA
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): SCREENING, CERVICAL, MAMMOGRAPHY
The purpose of this project was to characterize breast and cervical cancer screening behaviours and patterns of women in Manitoba. This was done using Manitoba’s linked data network by retrospectively analyzing mammography and Pap smear utilization for residents of the province. Changes in mammography and Pap test utilization, and specifically, changes in the association between the two, were compared before and after introduction of the MBSP.
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4. PEI Well Women’s Clinics: A Case Study of Gender Specific Clinics to Increasing Screening Rates  
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REGION:  PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): SCREENING
This project reviews the use of Well Women's Clinics to increase screening rates of hard-to-reach women. This model can support new health intervention policies to increase health screening methods for gender specific conditions that respond well to early detection, e.g., cervical or prostate cancer.
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