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Global Population Now Exceeds 7.5 Billion

May 25th, 2017 Last month, the total number of people on the planet surpassed the 7.5 billion mark. This figure is based on the Worldometers clock, which uses sources from the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the [...]

May 25th, 2017|Categories: Global facts, News & Updates|0 Comments

Mifegymiso Coverage in Canada: Following NB, Alberta and Ontario’s Lead

  May 4th, 2017 Following PIC's April release on New Brunswick's decision to provide Mifegymiso free of charge under the provincial health plan, and the Alberta and Ontario government's recent announcements to provide the drug free of charge, we [...]

May 4th, 2017|Categories: contraception and family planning, News & Updates|0 Comments

New Brunswick First Province to Offer Abortion Pill for Free

April 10th, 2017 Population Institute Canada applauds the New Brunswick government's announcement that the abortion pill, Mifegymiso, will be made available for free to all women in the province covered by provincial health care. This is an important [...]

Canada Steps Up: $650 Million Over Next Three Years for Reproductive Health

March 9th, 2017. Population Institute Canada applauds the announcement, made by Prime Minister Trudeau on International Women's Day, of $650 million to be invested over three years towards sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). This unprecedented announcement comes [...]

March 9th, 2017|Categories: contraception and family planning, Events, Human rights, News & Updates|0 Comments

Canadian Government Pledges $20 Million to Counter U.S. Gag Rule

March 6th, 2017. Population Institute Canada applauds the historic decision by the Canadian government to pledge up to $20 million to fund sexual health and abortion-related projects as part of the "She Decides" coalition, launched five weeks ago by [...]

A Chance to Support Planned Parenthood’s Petition Calling for OHIP Coverage of Mifegymiso

February 21st, 2017. Recent PIC newsletters and releases reported that Mifegymiso (also known as the abortion pill) was approved by Health Canada last year after a lengthy delay, and that the first shipments of it have now [...]

February 21st, 2017|Categories: contraception and family planning, News & Updates, Press Release|0 Comments