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Two Canadian Journalists Awarded for Excellence in Women’s Health Reporting

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) and the Canadian Women’s Health Foundation (CFWH) are pleased to award two Canadian journalists for excellence in reporting on women’s health. The awards acknowledge journalists whose work has contributed a valuable public health service in both broadcasting and print media in Canada.

The winners of the 2018 SOGC/CFWH Journalism Awards for Excellence in Women’s Health Reporting are Rita Celli from CBC Radio One and Joanne Laucius from Post Media (Ottawa Citizen). The winners were unveiled today at the SOGC’s Annual Clinical and Scientific Conference in Victoria, British Columbia.

In the broadcasting category, Celli’s series on CBC’s Ontario Today called Daring to Ask about Abortion: Women and Men Talk created a public space for conversation about abortion from the perspective of people who have lived the experience.

In the print category, Joanne Laucius from Postmedia wrote about opioid addiction and pregnancy with a compelling perspective from a user who wanted the best for her baby.