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Dr. Shariff, Quebec human rights commission denounce public misogyny

Tue, 2015-03-31 15:10

Dr. Shaheen Shariff, associate professor with the Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), and Director of McGill’s Define the Line research program, spoke to the Montreal's Gazette about misogyny in the public domain.

Source Site: /education

Domestic violence deters contraception

Global study shows abused women use less contraception, leading to higher rates of sexual diseases and abortions
Tue, 2015-03-31 10:22

Domestic violence takes many forms. The control of a woman’s reproductive choices by her partner is one of them. A major study published in PLOS One, led by McGill PhD student Lauren Maxwell, showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and abortions. These findings could influence how physicians provide contraceptive counselling.

Contact Information

Contact: Lauren Maxwell
Organization: lead author, McGill University

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Melody Enguix
Organization: McGill Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514 398 6751
Source Site: /newsroom

World Autism Awareness Day is April 2

Mon, 2015-03-30 09:58

Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents generally detect it in the child's first years.

Source Site: /newsroom

Another step forward for green chemistry

McGill researchers find small quantities of silver can serve as an efficient catalyst to convert aldehydes to acids
Fri, 2015-03-27 15:09

A tiny bit of silver, combined with water and air, can convert aldehydes into acids efficiently -- instead of the classical methods using stoichiometric amounts of expensive or toxic metal oxidants, according to a new study by McGill University researchers.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
Source Site: /newsroom

April is Daffodil Month - Cancer Awareness

Fri, 2015-03-27 09:56

Contact Information

Contact: Angela Fragome
Organization: Segal Cancer Centre - Jewish General Hospital
Office Phone: 514-340-8222 x5418
Source Site: /newsroom