Author: Women's Health Clinic

Taking the gender out of gendered reproductive health.

Why inclusive language matters. by deb kozak Good-bye, gender binary! Say hello to gender neutral language! Wait, what? That sounds kind of complicated. Not really. Quite simply, gender-free language in health care affirms that reproductive rights are for EVERYONE. In fact, rather than complicating matters, inclusive language actually makes it less complicated for people to

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How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Food Over the Holidays

It’s that time of year again — the season of holiday feasts and celebrations. But for some of us, this season may bring feelings of guilt from all the delicious holiday snacks. But enjoying your favourite holiday foods doesn’t need to include guilt. Here are three important steps to maintaining and creating a healthy relationship with food over the holidays.

The summer baby boom is coming! Here’s how to keep your cool and support your pregnant person.

You are not responsible to provide medical care. Often, the most helpful thing for you to do is to talk to your partner, and pay attention to their needs. Holding hands, talking, and looking them in the eyes might be comforting, and it helps you avoid observing any medical procedures that might be necessary. Caring, competent health care providers can give the needles – you don’t have to watch! You are there to provide emotional support, caring and encouragement.