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Occupational  Risks to Reproductive Health

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It is well established that occupational factors influence fertility and pregnancy outcomes. Occupational and environmental health topics have permeated government policy, community development and advocacy, and help shape our consumer practices, food and product choices, particularly during periods of conception and perinatal/neonatal development.


To better inform and improve sexual and reproductive health, we are evaluating Canadian occupational health and safety legislation using a sex and gender based analysis (SGBA+) approach. Specifically, we are interested to explore whether current legislation protects reproductive capacity (ie. fertility, pregnancy) and ensures discrimination/harassment-free workplaces.


MSc Thesis: Fatima Jahel

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