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

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

Gender-Based Abuse has no Place in Professional Discourse.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Physicians Can and Must Do Better The Medical Post recently reported on a #MeTooMedicine moment that happened over Twitter involving a male physician and two women physicians that highlights in … Read more

FMWC Proposes #MeTooMedicine MWIA Statement

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

As a member of the Medical Women International Association (MWIA), the FMWC, supported by the American Medical Women’s Association, proposed the following statement be issued by the MWIA in response … Read more

FMWC Statement in Support of Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada stands with Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in calling out Saudi Arabia and demanding the immediate release of human rights activists. We strongly support … Read more

Let’s help new mom physicians (and their patients) to breastfeed

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Reading time:  5:30 mins Physicians know the importance of breastfeeding. But what happens to new-mom physicians? How easy is it for them to take their own advice? The Canadian Infant … Read more

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