FMWC call to action on Climate crises: Is our healthcare workforce ready?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada supports the Canadian government in its declaration of a Climate Emergency and we call for urgent action in reducing carbon emissions and in … Read more

Dr. Amy Gausvik: Local and Global Medicine

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

This post comes from FMWC Member Dr. Amy Gausvik, who was the recipient of the 2019 Margaret Owen Waite Memorial Fund.  Highlighting her work both at home in Alberta and … Read more

FMWC Statement on Access to Medical Abortion Care

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada is a national organization committed to the professional, social and personal advancement of women physicians and to the promotion of the well-being of … Read more

FMWC Statement on the film Unplanned

Friday, July 12th, 2019

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada is deeply disappointed and concerned that Cineplex has decided to screen the film Unplanned in select theatres in Canada.  This film is based on … Read more

Dr. Elana Fric: An Epilogue

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

The tragic story of Dr. Elana Fric is a sad reminder that violence against women is enabled by a justice system that is naïve to the ways and methods of … Read more

Think Tank on Women Leaders in Medicine

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Dr. Mamta Gautam is an Ottawa psychiatrist and CEO of PEAK MD who specializes in cultivating leadership resiliency. She is also a past president of the FMWC. We are pleased to assist … Read more

Media Pivotal in Changing Attitudes Around Domestic Violence

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The media play a critical role in how we understand and process violence against women. The case of Dr. Elana Fric highlights the double standard and class and gender biases … Read more

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

It is incomprehensible that after almost 20 years of careful negotiation and step-by-step progress beginning with the adoption of United Nations Security Resolution (UNSCR)1325 in 2000, pressure from the US … Read more

The Promise of Mifepristone

Friday, April 26th, 2019

It’s been 50 years since Canada first legalized hospital abortions in 1969 and 30 years since mifepristone, the “abortion pill” first received approval in France with promises to change the … Read more

Gun Violence and Medicine

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

The FMWC supports the position of the Canadian Doctors for Protection From Guns. In summer 2018, physicians in Canada and the US engaged in an impromptu social media campaign against gun violence … Read more

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