Free contraception in Canada: One barrier down, several more to go

Public education will be needed to inform people about where to get contraception and what is best for their bodies

Why It Matters

Removing barriers to contraception access gives people agency over their reproductive health and helps narrow the gender equity gap. It also saves taxpayers a lot of money.

Advocates say free contraception in Canada is a significant step for women’s health, but other barriers to access still need to be addressed, especially for youth. “Sometimes young people don't realize they can access sexual reproductive health care on their own,”  said Jessica Wood, research and program development lead at the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada.

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