March 6, 2020
"Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation: A pervasive form of sexual violence"
Abstract: Human trafficking is a major global public health issue and approximately 1 in 4 identified victims are children. Sex trafficking may take an enormous toll on the physical and mental well-being of affected youth, given the violence, psychological and economic manipulation, lack of protection and exposure to disease so commonly associated with this form of exploitation. Sexual violence against Indigenous youth includes sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. In this presentation we will examine child trafficking in the global context and within the Indigenous population of Canada, discussing risk factors at individual, peer, community and societal levels, health effects of trafficking, and the myriad challenges faced by healthcare providers and trafficked youth in recognizing and responding to victimization. While examples in the discussion focus on barriers to healthcare, the content is widely applicable to challenges faced by other professionals working with trafficked and at-risk youth.
Presented by Dr. Jordan Greenbaum
*as part of the Resilience: Equity in Gender, Health, and Water Conference - March 6&7, 2020
March 28, 2018
"The World Writes on the Body: A Feminist Perspective on Immigran Women's Health"
Abstract: Female genital circumcision/mutiliation/cutting (FGC) is often considered onlyin terms of its effects on the reproductive system and sexual health. In this talk Dr. Einsein uses a feminist science approach to consider how this gendered practice affects other body systems, in particular, the nervous system and in this way, move the conversation from women's genitals to their brains. View the talk.
Presented by Dr. Gillian Einstein
November 26, 2015
Women`s Health Research: Why Should We Care?
Abstract: Biological and gender-related differences mean that being a woman has an important impact on health. However, the health needs of women, apart from reproductive concerns, have historically been downplayed in medical research. More recently, advances in science, technology and advocacy have increased interest in this area, although progress remains slow. In her presentation, Dr. Bates will review how a lack of sex/gender-based research impairs women's health, barriers to this type of analysis, and recent changes that have enhanced opportunities in women's health research.
Presented by Dr. Shannon Bates
Gender and Mental Health
"Women's Mental Health: Beyond Gender Matters" Presented by Dr. M. Morrow
"Current Research in Boy's and Men's Body Image" Presented by Dr. D. McCreary
November 7, 2011 - view flyer
A Feminist Critical Approach Reveals 9 Hidden Obstacles to Ethical Behaviour and Decision making in Health Care.
Presented by Dr. Chloe G. Atkins
Impact of Gender on Health
Presented by Dr. Katarina Hamberg and Dr. Antoine Lagro-Janssen
Intimate Partner Violence and Women's Health: Problems and Prospects
Presented by Dr. Harriet MacMillan
Men Have No Gender? Expanding the Analysis and Raising the Politics
This presentation will take as its central focus the issue of gender to include both women and men in its conceptualization. However, beyond that, it will also see individuals as not only gendered but as raced, sexed, classed, regioned and cultured.
Frank will argue that these are important considerations in our teaching and education of health care professionals. Using a specific model of change for teachers and institutions, language, pedagogy, curriculum and policies, all of which inform institutional climate, will be discussed. The talk is framed by an understanding that, if in Canada we are committed to issues of social justice, universal health care and equity, then knowledge about all forms of inequities must be addressed.
Presented by Dr. Blye Frank