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A guide for health professionals working with aboriginal peoples (SOGC).

Working with aboriginal peoples Aboriginal health is a highly relevant concern to the health care community. Aboriginal patients, whether identified as Aboriginal or not, will be encountered by most Canadian health care practitioners at some point in their practice. 

2000

Endorsed Document

Aboriginal Health,

Women’s Health

Alcohol use and pregnancy consensus guidelines.

Consumption of alcoholic drinks by Canadian women is common, pleasurable for many, and problematic for some. The nature and potential severity of the problems increase when alcohol is consumed during pregnancy.

2010

Endorsed Document

Maternity & Newborn Care,

Women’s Health

Breast cancer - steps to finding breast lumps early.

How can I find breast cancer early?  The best way to find breast lumps that may be cancer is to do two things: Have regular mammograms. Have your doctor check your breasts every year. Doing both gives you the best chance to find cancer as early as you can.  

2015

Patient Information

Cancer,

Patient Education,

Women’s Health

Canadian consensus guidelines on human papillomavirus.

 The development of new HPV vaccines has re-energized the evaluation of HPV-related disease and greatly increased the need to clearly understand the biologic features of HPV and related disease so as to inform decision-making on the role of HPV vaccination.

2007

Endorsed Document

Communicable Diseases,

Immunization,

Women’s Health

Guidelines for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy

These Guidelines provide evidence-based recom-mendations regarding physical activity throughout pregnancy in the promotion of maternal, fetal and neonatal health. In the absence of contraindica-tions (see below for a detailed list), following these Guidelines is associated with (1) fewer newborn complications (ie, large for gestational age) and (2) maternal health benefits (ie, decreased risk of pre-eclampsia, gestational hypertension, gesta-tional diabetes, caesarean section, instrumental delivery, urinary incontinence, excessive gesta-tional weight gain and depression; improved blood glucose; decreased total gestational weight gain; and decreased severity of depressive symptoms and lumbopelvic pain).

2018

Endorsed Practice Resource

Maternity & Newborn Care,

Patient Education,

Women’s Health

Joint policy statement on normal childbirth.

 In the past quarter century, maternity care has undergone significant changes; today the use of technology in birth has become the norm, which is noticeable in the rise in medical interventions in low-risk births. In 2005–2006, Canadian estimates for the total and primary Caesarean section rates were 26.3% and 18.6%, respectively.

2008

Endorsed Document

Maternity & Newborn Care,

Women’s Health

Recommendations on screening for breast cancer in women aged 40–74 years who are not at increased risk for breast cancer

Breast cancer mortality rates among Canadian women have declined from 41.7 per 100 000 in 1988 to an estimated 23.2 per 100 000 in 2017, while age-standardized incidence has remained relatively stable, at around 130 per 100 000 since 2004. Declining mortality with stable incidence could reflect improvements in breast cancer treatment, timely detection of symptomatic cancer, screening programs, or all of these. Breast cancer screening programs have been in place in most regions of Canada since the early 1990s. In 2014, 54% of women aged 50 to 69 years had been screened in the previous 30 months via a screening program, and an unknown number of women were screened outside of programs. Screening may identify breast cancer earlier and lead to more effective and less invasive treatment; however, it may also lead to overdiagnosis and subsequent treatment of cancer that, left untreated, would not have become apparent or caused harm. Examples of adverse sequelae of treatments (e.g., surgical intervention, radiotherapy, chemotherapy) include pain, disfigurement and distress. In addition, false-positive screening results may have a psychological impact and can lead to adverse physical effects from further testing.

2018

Endorsed Practice Resource

Cancer,

Periodic Health Examination,

Women’s Health

Sex sense.

 This book is written by medical experts of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) spells out the ABCs of safer sex, answering all the questions people are afraid to ask, or hope they will never have to answer.

2005

Endorsed Practice Resource

Child & Adolescent Health Care,

Women’s Health

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