Forced and Coerced Sterilization is a Violent Violation of Human Rights

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

This post was first published in The Medical Post, Friday, December 1, 2018 There is a class action lawsuit underway in Saskatchewan alleging that over a period of years, Canadian … Read more

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

November 25, annually, is observed as the InternationalDay for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This date is specifically chosen to honour the Mirabel sisters who were murdered by order … Read more

Rape is a War Crime that Canada Can Do More About

Friday, October 26th, 2018

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada supports Canada’s National Action Plan (C-NAP) and also advocates for special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other … Read more

Mentoring Women in the Era of #MeTooMedicine

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Reprinted from The Medical Post, Thursday October 18, 2018 For a .pdf version, click here A recent paper said some male academic physicians are reluctant to mentor women because of … Read more

HPV Prevention Week 2018: Spread the Message, Not the Infection

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

It’s HPV Prevention Week! Canada is a leader in HPV prevention. We were the first country to establish an HPV Prevention Week, in 2017, designed to raise awareness about the … Read more

Statement on Changes to the Quebec HPV Vaccination Regimen

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Canada is a worldwide leader in Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) prevention. Canada was the first country in the world to create an HPV Prevention Week (October 1-7) dedicated to raising … Read more

Gender-Based Abuse has no Place in Professional Discourse.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Physicians Can and Must Do Better The Medical Post recently reported on a #MeTooMedicine moment that happened over Twitter involving a male physician and two women physicians that highlights in … Read more

FMWC Proposes #MeTooMedicine MWIA Statement

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

As a member of the Medical Women International Association (MWIA), the FMWC, supported by the American Medical Women’s Association, proposed the following statement be issued by the MWIA in response … Read more

Let’s help new mom physicians (and their patients) to breastfeed

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Reading time:  5:30 mins Physicians know the importance of breastfeeding. But what happens to new-mom physicians? How easy is it for them to take their own advice? The Canadian Infant … Read more

Open Letter to Canada Officials Regarding the Separation of Immigrant and Refugee Families

Friday, July 20th, 2018

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada has added their signature to this open letter to Canadian officials regarding the separation of immigrant and refugee children from their parents at … Read more

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