On November 7, 2017, Health Canada made it so pharmacists can now prescribe Mifegymiso, the medical abortion pill. Our provincial government took this a step further by making it free. While these were important and historical steps in removing barriers, education and access for rural communities are still a major concern.
Genesa Greening and Nicole Pasquino discuss how contraception is not just about keeping the sperm and egg apart… it’s about choice, pleasure, freedom, self-care, and equity.
Did you know:
- Only 65% of Canadian women (excluding those who are actively trying to conceive) “always” use a method of contraception.
- The two main contraception methods used by Canadian women are male condom (56%), and birth control pills (58%), often used in combination.
- Highly effective methods, such as intrauterine contraception, are only used by 4% of Canadian women.
- 77% of Canadians support abortion in Canada.
- In Canada nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended and 31% of women have at least one abortion in their lifetime.
- A third of all births in BC are unintended at the time of conception.
Read more about how Genesa and our team of #womenshealthwarriors are working tirelessly to change the tide on women’s health.