British Columbia: Free EC pills provided to 37.000 people since April

December 2023. The Government of British Columbia (Canada) reported the results of the free contraceptive provision program, whichincludes LNG emergency contraceptive pills. Since April 2023, “more than 188.000 people received free contraceptives. This includes more than 123.000 people who received hormonal birth control pills, more than 30.000 people who received IUDs, and more than 37.000 people who obtained emergency contraception.”

British Columbia was the first province to provide free universal contraceptives to all residents under the BC Pharmacare program. In November, the provincial government of Manitoba also announced subsides for contraceptives, including regular contraceptives, emergency contraceptives, hormonal and Cu IUDs, and injectables.

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