Fellowship in Family Planning

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Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures in Canada. However, even in a country with relatively progressive reproductive health policies, persisting barriers often make it difficult and sometimes impossible to access. For example, over 18% of women in Canada, primarily Indigenous women, travelled over 100km to have an abortion, and only one in six Canadian hospitals provide abortion services.

This doesn’t account for barriers created by stigmas, financial status, or even a lack of trained providers. A 2018 study found that 43% of medical residents surveyed in Canada had not received formal education in abortion care. Ultimately, this leaves many women without the ability to take action on their right to reproductive choice.

Your support can change the future of reproductive health in Canada through the trailblazing Fellowship in Family Planning at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre.

Jointly based at the CARE Program at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre and the University of British Columbia, the Fellowship in Family Planning is training Canada’s next generation of leaders in comprehensive family planning through clinical training, public health education, and support in undertaking cutting-edge research.

This Fellowship is the first and only in Canada to provide comprehensive post-graduate training in complex contraception and advanced abortion clinical care — but without funding, it is at risk of shutting down.

Connect with us today to learn more about how you can help make a transformational impact on reproductive rights in Canada.

Hear from Dr. Wendy Norman about the important work that’s being done in reproductive health research with support from BC Women’s Health Foundation.