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New year, new choices for Canadian women?

New year, new choices for Canadian women?

Last September I attended a women's health conference here in Hamilton hosted by the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. One of the first speakers was Mr. Sandeep Prasad, executive director of Action Canada for Sexual Health Rights. As I sat listening to his presentation, I wondered if I had travelled back in time to the late 1990s; he was talking about a therapy that's been in use for over 30 years in other countries but one which Canadian women still don't have access to, despite it's being the "gold standard" of care as defined by the World Health Organization.

Advocates fight to ease abortion pill restrictions before Canadian debut

Advocates fight to ease abortion pill restrictions before Canadian debut

Mifegymiso has been approved for use in more than 60 countries with varying restrictions, one being that the woman needs to shallow the pill at a clinic in front of her physician. It seems Health Canada is imposing similar restrictions.