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) conducts 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. Our research supports health policies and systems that will support equitable access to family planning knowledge, services and methods for people throughout Canada.
CART-GRAC needs your help to make sure every person has an equitable opportunity to achieve their own plan for whether and when to have children.
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