Women's Health

Disclaimer: This information should not be considered as medical advice. It is not to be used in place of a visit with a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional. If you have questions about your individual medical situation, please consult with your healthcare professional.

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General Resources - Canada

 Women's Health Matters from the Women's College Hospital in Toronto ON.

Government of Canada -  Just for You - Women

 Canadian Foundation for Women's Health, a non-profit fundraising foundation for women’s sexual and reproductive health.

 Women's Health, from the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Quebec

General Resources - International

Medline Plus, from US National Library of Medicine   Women

FamilyDoctor.org, from the  American Academy of Family Physicians  - Women

Mayo Clinic, US not-for profit academic medical centre -   Women's Health

 Womenshealth.gov, from the US Department of Health and Human Services - Office on Women's Health

Gynecological Exams and Pelvic Disorders

Quebec.ca, official website of the Government of Quebec

British Columbia Health Link BC -  Pap Test

Choosing Wisely Canada, organized by the University of Toronto, Canadian Medical Association and St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Dedicated to informing patients and reducing unnecessary tests and treatments in health care -  Pap Tests: When you need them and when you don’t

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Planned Parenthood, US reproductive health care provider -  Pap Smear Test

 Voices for PFD (Pelvic Floor Disorders), from the American Urogynecologic Society

HPV - Human Papillomavirus

Santé Montréal -  FAQ HPV Vaccine

Quebec.ca, official website of the Government of Quebec

Government of Canada, Health -  Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

 HPVinfo.ca, from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

Other Sexually Transmitted Infections

Government of Quebec's Sexual Health Website -  When You Think About It

SexandU, from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada -  STIs

 CATIE, Canada's source for HIV and Hepatitis C information

Breast Health

Quebec.ca, official website of the Government of Quebec for breast cancer screening and mammograms

Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation -  Mammography

Harvard Health Publishing from the Harvard Medical School -  Breast Health and Disease

Merck Manual Consumer Version -  Overview of Breast Disorders


Santé Montréal -  Abortion Montreal Appointment Centre

SextEd, Montreal’s free, confidential texting helpline for questions about sexual health or dating

Quebec's Portail santé mieux-être

Planned Parenthood Ottawa -  Abortion FAQ

Our Bodies, Ourselves -  Abortion Aftercare

 Ending a Wanted Pregnancy,  a safe, nonjudgmental environment where parents who have ended wanted pregnancies for medical reasons can find support and sympathy, and grieve their losses together.

 Exhale, US organization addressing the emotional health and well-being of individuals after abortion. Find personal stories, self-care resources and more.

Menstruation, Fibroids, PCOS and Endometriosis

     Let's Talk Period, from the Queen's University Department of Medicine, Kingston General Hospital and CSL Behring. Also available, the  Self-BAT (self-administered bleeding assessment tool) test. The Self-BAT is a scientifically validated scoring tool developed by Dr. Paula James targeted at individuals who are concerned about bleeding. 

     YourPeriod.ca, from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

     The Endometriosis Network of Canada, a volunteer-run, incorporated, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate & promote a patient-centred approach to managing endometriosis.

    The Canadian Women's Health Network -  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

    ReproductiveFacts.org, from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

    Endometriosis UK, UK-based organization. Provides support, information and a community for people affected by endometriosis.

    Birth Control and Hormones

    SexAndU,from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada -  Contraception Booklet

    BirthControlForMe.ca -  Birth Control Options

    The Hormone Health Network, health tools for patients and caregivers, provided by the Endocrine Society (international) -  Women's Health and Hormones

    Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

    ShelterSafe, an online resource to help women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse -  Find a Shelter in Quebec

    Fédération des maisons d'hébergement pour femmes -  Find a Shelter (IN FRENCH ONLY)

    Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale -  Find a Shelter (IN FRENCH ONLY)

    Regroupement québécois des Centres d'aide et de lutte contro les aggressions à caractère sexuel (CALACS) -  Find a CALACS

    Table de concentration sur les aggressions à caractère sexuel de Montréal -  Information Guide for Sexual Assault Victims

    Canadian Women's Foundation




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