Sarah Munro receives MSFHR Trainee Award

Sarah Munro receives MSFHR Trainee Award

We would like to congratulate Sarah Munro, our new post-doctoral fellow, on receiving a trainee award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Please see this link for more information on her achievement: http://www.msfhr.org/news/msfhr-news/msfhr-announces-2016-trainee-award-recipients . Sarah is working on the mifepristone implementation study that we highlighted in our last post. Sarah’s doctoral study at UBC, in […]

Mifepristone Implementation

Mifepristone Implementation

We are pleased to announce that we were recently offered funding  for our Mifepristone study from the Partnerships for Health System Improvement Program by Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Although the gold standard for medical abortion care worldwide has been the use of mifepristone, the medication was only […]

Our new summer students!

Our new summer students!

The CART-GRAC team is pleased to welcome four students who will be working with us this summer! Marabeth Kramer is working with CART for 8 weeks as part of the Faculty of Medicine’s Summer Student Research Program. She will be starting her second year at the UBC Southern Medical Program in Kelowna this August. Her interest in the OBGYN specialty […]

Annual SOGC Meeting!

Annual SOGC Meeting!

CART-GRAC collaborators from coast to coast met during the annual meeting of the SOGC (Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada) meeting to plan advances in Family Planning Health Policy Research for Canada! (Pictured, Dr. Edith Guilbert, INSPQ, Quebec; Dr. Melissa Brooks,  Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia; Dr Wendy Norman, University of British Columbia, BC)

The Canadian Sexual Health Survey

The Canadian Sexual Health Survey

We would like to thank all of the women who participated in our Canadian Sexual Health Survey. The survey gathered information regarding sexual and reproductive health, contraception use, pregnancy outcomes and accessibility of reproductive health services, enabling us to analyze how women plan and space their pregnancies. Unlike many countries, Canadian epidemiological data on sexual […]

“What is Health Canada thinking on the abortion pill?” – Ottawa Citizen Editorial Board

“What is Health Canada thinking on the abortion pill?” – Ottawa Citizen Editorial Board

CART in the news April, 2016: Excerpts from the National Post, Ottawa Citizen and Toronto Star The Toronto Star: “It’s been available in France since 1988, Britain since 1991 and the United States since 2000. Now 28 years after it first appeared on the market, mifepristone — better known as the abortion pill RU-486 — will be available […]

How well does birth control work?

How well does birth control work?

A great resource clearly demonstrates the different types of contraception and how effective they are from the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at University of California San Francisco, in partnership with Bedsider. These materials are provided by Beyond the Pill, a program of the Bixby Center for Global Health. Beyond the Pill promotes access and equity […]

The Guttmacher Institute honors Wendy Norman with the 2015 Darroch Award

The Guttmacher Institute honors Wendy Norman with the 2015 Darroch Award

Dr. Norman receiving her award for work that combines excellence in research with practical application to public policy and programs in the field of sexual and reproductive health. Read more about it here: Guttmacher Institute Media Center

Congratulations Dr. Norman!

Congratulations Dr. Norman!

Dr. Norman receiving the 2015 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research.  Awarded to individuals whose performance during the current review year was exceptionally meritorious.

Why It Matters

Why It Matters

A woman planning to have one or two children will spend less than 5 years trying to get pregnant, being pregnant or breastfeeding, and more than thirty years trying to avoid pregnancy. There is an immense need for access to high quality knowledge, methods and services to prevent unintended pregnancies.