And the Winner of the Wellness Challenge is….

Friday, June 7th, 2019

The FMWC held a Wellness Challenge to promote overall health and resiliency for women physicians. Our hope was to encourage the importance of taking time for oneself, for one’s well-being … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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