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Vancouver Women's Health Collective: Health Phone Live, Health Groups, Women's Self-Help Clinic

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Date: 
1973-10
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This leaflet offers information about the Vancouver Women's Health Collective and its services, including its self-help clinic, its health phone line, and access to health groups which provide a space for education and discussion. The leaflet provides some context for the beliefs involved in establishing and operating a self-help clinic for women, where self-education and patient-involvement is of central importance: "At the clinic a woman may learn how to look at her own cervix in order to detect its routine changes, thereby reclaiming the right to be familiar with her own body without shame or fear." Services offered at the clinic include cervical exams and instructions for cervical self-exams, breast exams, Pap testing, birth control and pregnancy testing, abortion referral and counselling.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); women and health; women's health; self-help clinic; health clinic; women's organizations; health information dissemination; women's movement; women's health movement; self help; education; empowerment; power; menstruation; breast health; breast self-exams; birth control; sexuality; Pap tests; cervical self-exam; preventative; discussion forum; counselling; abortion

Leaping into Health: Women Taking Action

Publication type: 
Poster
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC)
Sponsor: 
VanCity
Date: 
1992
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A poster advertising the conference "Leaping into Health: Women Taking Action," sponsored by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective. The poster promotes topics including: taking political action, menopause in the 90s, native health issues, herbs, access to health, etc.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); women and health; women's health; health information dissemination; awareness raising; workshop; conference; social determinants of health

An Ounce of Prevention: Women's Health and the Environment Poster

Publication type: 
Poster
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC)
Date: 
1996
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A poster advertising a public education forum about the impact of toxic chemicals on women's health, featuring speakers Dr. Devra Lee Davis, Dr. Ana Soto, and Sharon Batt. The event was co-organized by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective and the Georgia Strait Alliance.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective; women and health; women's health; determinants of health; healthy communities; prevention; cancer; breast cancer; environmental toxins; awareness raising; education; Georgia Strait Alliance

Women's Health: A Workshop Series

Publication type: 
Poster
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC)
Series: 
Self Help Workshops
Date: 
1980s
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A poster inviting women to attend a series of workshops on various aspects of women's health, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), breast health, AIDS, menopause, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), getting good medical care, endometriosis, and hysterectomy. Workshops presented by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC) and supported by Health and Welfare Canada.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); women and health; women's health; discussion forum; community-based health; health information dissemination; gender-based analysis; premenstrual syndrome (PMS); breast health; AIDS; menopause; sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); endometriosis; hysterectomy; patients' rights; workshop

Second Trimester Abortion

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
A pamphlet providing information on a second trimester abortion, also known as a saline injection abortion. The pamphlet provides information on the procedure, what to expect at the hospital and from a preliminary doctor's visit, and aftercare.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); women and health; women's health; abortion; pregnancy; birth control;

Vancouver Women's Health Collective: All kinds of information for all kinds of women

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
1980s
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A poster for the Vancouver Women's Health Collective, listing some of its services, including its health information centre, pregnancy testing, counselling, workshops, lesbian health information, their health practitioner directory ,and their newsletter.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); women's organization; health information dissemination; pregnancy; counselling; workshop; lesbian; newsletter

Menopause: A Collective Perspective

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
1994
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
This poster advertises an interactive panel discussion exploring various aspects and approaches to menopause, from different healing traditions. The event was a fundraiser for the Vancouver Women's Health Collective, and occurred June 2, 1994.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC0; women and health; women's health; fundraising; menopause; herbal; naturopathy; Jerilyn Prior;

The Vancouver Women's Health Collective may have to close!

Publication type: 
Poster
Date: 
1985
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A poster describing the funding crisis of the Vancouver Women's Health Collective, and the need for donations in order for the organization to continue providing health information for women through their drop-in centre, counselling, public speaking, workshops, political action, etc.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's health Collective (VWHC); women's health; women and health; women's organizations; funding cuts; health information dissemination

Through Knowledge Comes Power; Women! Know your Bodies! A Workshop on Menstrual Health and Fertility Awareness

Publication type: 
Poster
Pages: 
1
Summary: 
A poster for a workshop on menstruation and fertility awareness, prepared by the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC). The poster encourages women to learn about their bodies, and to be empowered through knowledge by attending the workshop that would "demystify your cycle and how it is affecting you" and "understand the health and fertility signals your body provides."
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); menstruation; fertility awareness; empowerment; workshop

Community Health Advocate Project (CHA) Facilitators Manual

Publication type: 
Training / Education Manual
Agency: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective
Sponsor: 
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority; Sharon Martin Community Health Trust Fund
Date: 
2002
Pages: 
28
Summary: 
The Community Health Advocate Project Facilitators Manual provides information about the Community health Advocate Project, the Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC), the Patient's Rights workshops, and the community organizations that have acted as collaborators or partners of the project. It includes a history of the Community Health Advocate Project, its funding issues, its goals and objectives, and the number and location of Patient's rights workshops held between March 200, and May 2002. There is a description of the women's-centred approach to health care encouraged by the VWHC and the workshop, as well as gender-based analysis of the medicalization of women's bodies and the influence of the pharmaceutical industry in health care in Canada. instructions for facilitating a patient's rights workshop are included, as are a sample agenda, a sample evaluation forms for attendees, and a sample letter to be used to contact community organizations and groups who may be interested in hosting a workshop.
Keywords: 
Vancouver Women's Health Collective (VWHC); Community Health Advocates Project; research; facilitation; training; guidelines; evaluation; outreach; self help; community-based health; workshop; education; patient's rights; empowerment; history; social determinants of health; medicalization; pharmaceutical; gender-based analysis

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