"This study of British Columbia's health reform process reveals that information about the impact of health care reform on women is inadequate, non-existent or not easily accessible by the public...This paper places BC's health system reform in a national context and points out the large information gaps concerning issues affecting women users and workers in the system."
This handbook is intended to help fill a need for a comprehensive general guide to staying healthy for women. It focuses on preventing, identifying, and managing common women's health concerns. Part 1 covers staying healthy, with sections on preserving health, self-esteem, managing stress, and using health care wisely. Part 2 contains information on specific problems such as addictions, cancer, menopause, sexually transmitted diseases, and violence. Part 3 provides guidance on protecting health through immunizations and screening tests. Part 4 contains a personal health checklist used for assessing one's health. Part 5 is a directory of general & specific information sources on women's health.