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Women continue to experience disparities in treatment and prevention of heart disease in comparison with other Canadians. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Dying to be seen: Why women’s risk for heart disease and stroke is still higher than men’s in Canada

Women are often under-diagnosed and under-treated for heart disease and may be unaware of their specific risk factors. Clinical and research practices need to reflect the diversity of women in Canada.
Social safety is only attained when the abortion is achieved discreetly. Author supplied

Abortion in Kenya and Benin: medical safety isn’t enough – women and girls need to feel safe socially too

Girls and young women do not search for medical safety when seeking abortion care. They prioritise “social safety” to avoid prosecution and social stigma. Can self-care be a solution?

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