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The onset of menstruation, or menarche, during puberty signals girls’ transition into young adulthood and is associated with a range of physical, emotional and social changes. Although the physiological changes during menarche are experienced by all girls, the processes are understood in terms of...
Access and Benefits Sharing of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge in Northern Canada: Understanding the Legal Environment and Creating Effective Research AgreementsDownload
Background. Research in northern Canada focused on Aboriginal peoples has historically benefited academia with little consideration for the people being researched or their traditional knowledge (TK). Although this attitude is changing, the complexity of TK makes it difficult to develop...
Addressing invisibility, inferiority, and powerlessness to achieve gains in maternal health for ultra-poor women
Obesity is a national and global issue. Primary care is an important area in the prevention and treatment of obesity. There are numerous potential barriers physicians face in delivering effective practices in obesity management. Identifying major barriers will aid health care systems, medical...
Are community midwives addressing the inequities in access to skilled birth attendance in Punjab, Pakistan?Download
Pakistan, with a maternal mortality rate (MMR) of 297 deaths /100,000 live births, is one of six countries contributing to half of all maternal deaths worldwide.1 In an effort to decrease these unacceptably high rates the Government of Pakistan created a new cadre of skilled birth attendants,...