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

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

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

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

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

Call for Medical Student and Resident Abstracts

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Submission Deadline: July 31st, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. The Federation of Medical Women of Canada is now accepting abstracts for the Annual General Meeting in Toronto, ON. Abstract submission is … Read more

Physicians Can and Must Do Better

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

FMWC Statement on Gender Harassment and Sexual Violence in Medicine Over the last year, the #MeToo movement has exploded into #MeTooMedicine and #ScienceToo. It has exposed the prevalence of gender … Read more

Participation, Protection, Prevention: The United Nations Security Council Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Reading time: 7:00 mins  In May, the Ottawa FMWC Branch was invited to a dinner in the Parliamentary Dining Room hosted by Independent Senator Marilou McPhedran. It was an educational … Read more

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