Did you know?
Cost is the single greatest barrier to contraceptive access. In Ontario, coverage is only guaranteed for patients under 25 years old or over 65 years old.
In addition to being a basic reproductive human right, universal contraception is also cost-effective. The direct cost of unintended pregnancies in Canada per year amounts to over $320 million, while a national universal contraception program is estimated to cost only $157 million. This amounts to $163 million in direct savings alone.
Studies from other countries suggest that health systems save $7 for every $1 invested in contraception.