Supporting women to plan and space their pregnancies provides a wide range of benefits to society, to children and to their families. In Canada nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended and 31% of women have at least one abortion in their lifetime.
The Contraception and Abortion Research Team-Groupe de recherche sur l’avortement et la contraception (CART-GRAC) is a national, interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral collaboration performing research to support health services and policies to ensure equitable access to high-quality family planning knowledge, methods and services for women and families throughout Canada.
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Half of all pregnancies are unintended in Canada and disproportionately affect women in vulnerable situations. Accessing information about effective contraception is difficult and many are unable to pay for the methods they would choose if they knew about their options. The Canadian Sexual Health Survey is currently underway across BC, and will provide critical information about supporting equitable access to family planning knowledge, services and methods for the average woman.
CART-GRAC needs your help to make sure the survey reaches out to as many women as possible. Every dollar you donate will be matched, to double your impact to ensure women across BC have access to the contraceptive information and methods they need.