Organization profile published 1981
Publisher: Bonnie Johnson, Research Officer, c/o Briarpatch, Regina, Canada
Year Published: 1981
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2258
In the spring of 1980, a group of women got together to discuss their concerns about the lack of services for women in Regina, especially in the area of reproductive health.
In the spring of 1980, a group of women got together to discuss their concerns about the lack of services for women in Regina, especially in the area of reproductive health. The purpose of the group is to work for improvements in the quality of health care. When they talk about health they are talking about health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not just the absence of disease (the standards set down by the World Health Organization Of The United Nations).
Some of the many concerns about women's health are: adolescent pregnancy, access to and use of pre-natal education, percentage of unnecessary surgery performed on women, increase in incidents of pelvic inflammatory disease, police attitudes and statistics about rape cases, need for Native health Care Workers in cities and the high percentage of women with drinking problems who are not being treated. (Excerpted from Briarpatch.)
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.