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

FMWC Wellness Challenge

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada mission statement outlines our goals of working towards “[…] the promotion of the well-being of women both in the medical profession and in … 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

Happy International Women’s Day!

Friday, March 8th, 2019

FMWC wishes all women everywhere a very happy International Women’s Day with a greeting, and special news, from our National Office.  A very special happy International Women’s Day to you … 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

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

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