Femicide: Do You Know What to Look For?

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

It is imperative that physicians and other health professionals be knowledgeable about the signs of domestic violence and provide resource information to at-risk women. The Canadian Femicide and Observatory for … Read more

Perception and Use of Contraceptives Among Kenyan Youth

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Dr. Bev Johnson travelled to Kenya in the fall of 2018 to attend a meeting of the Medical Women International Association (MWIA). There, she and Dr. Clarissa Fabre ( President … Read more

Gender Matters: Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women and How to Manage – Part 2

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

This is a summary of a presentation on women and cardiovascular disease hosted by the Federation of Medical Women of Canada Ottawa Branch on January 10, 2019 as part of their Evening … Read more

Gender Matters: Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women and How to Manage – Part 1

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

This is a summary of a presentation on women and cardiovascular disease hosted by the Federation of Medical Women of Canada Ottawa Branch on January 10, 2019 as part of their Evening … Read more

Increased Rape Attacks in South Sudan report MSF

Monday, December 31st, 2018

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada is one of 70 organizational and individual members of the Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada. The FMWC WPS committee supports the … Read more

Call for Student Essays! Prize Money!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada is pleased to announce their inaugural Gender, Equity and Diversity Medical Student Essay Contest. Women are poised to make up 50% of practicing … Read more

Urgent Action Needed to Protect Indigenous Women From Forced and Coerced Sterilization

Monday, December 10th, 2018

FMWC adds its support to the call for the Government of Canada to take immediate action to address the issue of forced and coerced sterilization of Indigenous women. Orginally posted … Read more

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

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