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

Locker (Operating) Room Talk: Gender Equity and the Medical Student’s Perspective

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

FMWC held their inaugural Gender, Equity and Diversity Student Essay Contest earlier this year and are happy to report that they have a winner! Ms. Darby Little, Class of 2021, … Read more

2019 Gender Equity and Diversity Medical Student Essay Winner Announced!

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Congratulations to Ms. Darby Little, Class of 2021, University of Toronto! You can read her essay here Dear Ms Little: We are pleased to congratulate you on being selected as … Read more

Under Syndrome: Inequities in Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

On Feb 10, 2019 the Vancouver Branch held an education session entitled “Under Syndrome: Inequities in Women’s Cardiovascular Health”. Twenty health care professionals, physicians, nurses and pharmacists attended. Dr. Shahin Jaffer, … Read more

Physicians Against Sex Trafficking

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Sex-trafficking is a huge underground problem in Canada. It is impossible to know the true number of women and girls who are trafficked across North America. According to Canada’s National … Read more

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