Womens Health Programs
Good healthcare is built upon many partnerships. These SOGC projects, developed through close collaboration with national and international partners, reflect the mutual understanding that improving healthcare requires a collaborative, holistic approach.
Whether it is through building capacity for healthcare internationally, exploring new and efficient models of healthcare delivery, or by providing the public with the information needed to make informed health decisions, all SOGC projects share the single common goal of removing the barriers to improved health.
Aboriginal Women’s Health
Run by the SOGC’s Aboriginal Health Initiative (AHI), this site aims to be a unique and evolving source of information and materials supporting improved health among First Nations, Inuit and Métis women. Our goal is to present an online space through which we can better interact with health care professionals, our partners, and Aboriginal women, their families and communities.
Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health (CFWH)
With the generous support of individual donors and our corporate partners, the Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health helps makes possible major initiatives in women’s health research and education. In addition, this support helps fund programs to train healthcare professionals in low-resource countries, ensuring local women have access to a safe and healthy pregnancy.
Visit the Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health at www.cfwh.org.
Compassionate Contraceptive Assistance Program (CCAP)
For 12 years, the Compassionate Contraceptive Assistance Program has provided free prescriptions to patients in need who are not covered by private insurance plans or government assistance plans and who could not otherwise afford contraception.
The Foundation for the Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FPSRH) will discontinue the Compassionate Contraception Assistance Program (CCAP) at the end of May, 2013. While the SOGC and FPSRH continues to endorse access to contraception by patients in financial need, decreasing product availability and reduced sponsorship funding have made it impossible for us to continue our program.
Visit the CCAP page for more information.
Learn more about endometriosis and what can be done to relieve its painful symptoms.
Endometriosisinfo.ca provides evidence-based information, prepared by physicians, for women who may be suffering from chronic pelvic pain and infertility due to endometriosis.
Spread the word. Visit www.hpvinfo.ca today.
International Women’s Health
The International Women’s Health Program (IWHP) at the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada is working towards a better world for women. Using a rights-based approach, the IWHP promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights, including safe motherhood and newborn health.
Every woman experiences menopause differently, but menopause can bring symptoms caused by fluctuating hormones, such as irregular periods, night sweats, hot flashes, fatigue, aches and pains, and changes in your love life. Sometimes these symptoms are hardly noticeable. Sometimes they get in the way of normal day-to-day life. Find help at menopauseandu.ca, an online resource specially designed to provide information you can trust about menopause symptoms and treatments.
Rated one of the top 5 e-health projects in the world, www.sexualityandu.ca provides credible and up-to-date sexual health information to teens, adults, parents, teachers, and healthcare professionals.
The QUARISMA research project, undertaken jointly by the SOGC and Ste-Justine University Hospital Center, is designed to assess the impact of professional training on the reduction of C-section rates in 16 Quebec hospitals.