Feminist Communication Collective
Year Published: 1977
Periodical profile published 1977
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX315
This monthly newsmagazine reports on women's events in Montreal and feminist issues in Quebec and elsewhere.
Abstract: This monthly newsmagazine reports on women's events in Montreal and feminist issues in Quebec and elsewhere. A feature article in the April 1977 issue concerns the removal of thermography from the Quebec medicine fee schedule. Thermograhy is a method of detecting breast cancer that is believed to be both more effective and safer (since no x-rays are taken) than mammography. Until January of this year, this test was covered under Medicare. Now, a fee of $30.00 is required for the examination, thus making it inaccessible to many lower income women.
Other articles in the newsletter deal with the following: the present situation in Quebec with regard to abortion, the protests resulting from the genital mutilation of African women. There are also reports on International Women's day celebrations and "Women's week" at Concordia University. Also included is a listing of feminist media material and a calendar of women's events and resources in Montreal.