“The findings, published today in CMAJ Open, suggest that young, low-income women may not be able to afford accessing the full range of contraceptives available in Canada. Improving access to affordable contraception may decrease the number of young women at risk of unintended pregnancy due to financial barriers, the researchers say.

‘We know that access to contraceptives is something that benefits public health by allowing people to plan pregnancies and plan their families according to their life circumstances,’ said Elizabeth Nethery, lead author of the study and a PhD student in the UBC faculty of medicine’s school of population and public health. ‘But our research shows that there may be cost barriers that could be potentially improved when it comes to contraceptive care in Canada.'”

More on Birth control options out of reach for many low-income women via UBC Medicine.

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