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

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

FMWC HPV Awareness Evening

Friday, October 19th, 2018

On October 1, 2018, FMWC hosted a HPV Awareness Evening for students and community members in the Toronto area. The purpose of the evening was to raise awareness around HPV … 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

Dr. Vivien Brown Accepts FMWC May Cohen Award

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Dr. Vivien Brown is a family physician in Toronto and the Vice President for Medical Affairs, Medisys Health Group Inc., a national business dedicated to preventative health care. Educated at … 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

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