/ 02 April 2024

Canadians counter the cost of contraception


A massive healthcare shake-up by the Canadian Government could see 9 million women receive free access to contraception, including IUDs, the pill, hormonal implants and the morning-after pill. PM Justin Trudeau says “women should be free to choose the contraceptives they need without cost getting in the way.” It’s the biggest overhaul of the public healthcare system in decades and will also cover the cost of diabetes medication for 3.7 million people, with other drugs to be added down the track. When it will kick in is still TBD because the federal government has to win over provincial governments that administer healthcare. Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland says the government is “committed to getting it done” because they want Canadians to “enjoy their full human rights and for women”. 

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