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Michelle Cohen

Physician, Dept of Family Medicine, Queen's University

health policy, women's health, equity in health care, rural health, pseudoscience, family medicine, primary care


Medicine's bigotry and bullying proble,

Why the abortion pill is more important than ever during the coronavirus

Coronavirus could decimate small and isolated communities in Nunavut

Lack of access to abortion in rural Canada severely limits its protection

We shouldn't wait for national pharmacare: We need universal contraception coverage now

Goop has exploited the medical establishment's failures on women's health

Why can naturopaths mislead the public about their credentials? Because no one bothers to stop them

Manitoba's health minister avoids accountability on abortion by punting questions to another ministry

Most Canadian gun deaths are suicides. We need tighter controls

War mentality, and laws, required to protect medical staff

Don’t insult health care workers by calling COVID-19 response ‘hysteria’

It took two years to close a cruel loophole in palliative care, even with legislative consensus. Why?

Anxieties over COVID-19 and possible PPE shortages prompting some health care workers to draft wills

Family doctors want term 'family medicine' protected legally

Employers should have to foot the bill for mandatory sick notes

End immigration detention: an open letter

by Michaela Beder, Michelle Cohen, Katrina Hui, Carolina Jimenez

Published by The Lancet

July 12, 2018


Dr. Michelle Cohen is a family physician at the Lakeview Family Health Team and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit. She holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto.

She is an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's University and co-chairs the Advocacy Committee of Canadian Women in Medicine.

Cohen has written opinion pieces for the CBC, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, Maclean's, Medical Post and Huffington Post.
She speaks broadly on issues relating to primary care, rural health, women's health, equity in medicine and pseudoscience.


  • health policy
  • women's health
  • equity in health care
  • rural health
  • pseudoscience
  • family medicine
  • primary care

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