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Congratulations, Janine!

Last month, Janine O'Leary Cobb, founder of A Friend Indeed in 1984, was honoured, alongside 30 other activists, by the U.S. National Women's Health Network ( The NWHN stated that these 29 women and one man, among them Mary Lou Ballweg, who established The Endometriosis Association, Betty Dodson, who is credited with liberating women's sexuality, and Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman, who teaches complementary and alternative medicine at Georgetown University, "have created and inspired work to improve women's health over the last 30-plus years. Their work transformed our experience of women's health, and continues to do so today. Together, they reflect values the Network holds dear--they trust women's descriptions of their own experience; they believe that evidence should underpin services and information; they consider systems of power and oppression as they work; they resist the unnecessary medicalization of women's health; and they believe that all women deserve access to excellent care." Janine was the only Canadian honoured by the NWHN. In addition to editing AFI for 14 years, she is the author of the bestselling book, Understanding Menopause, now in its 6th edition, Key Porter Books, 2005 (ISBN: I-55263-675-5 $22.95, Janine now works with Breast Cancer Action Montreal (

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Title Annotation:HOTFLASHES; Janine O'Leary Cobb
Publication:A Friend Indeed
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2005
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