GLOBAL NEWS | Canadian youth need access to free contraceptives: Canadian Paediatric Society

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Published: 10May2019

All Canadian youth should have free access to contraceptives, according to a new position statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society.

IUDs, which the Canadian Paediatric Society recommends as the best birth control option for young people, are very effective but have a high upfront cost, said Dr. Giosi Di Meglio, an associate professor of pediatrics at McGill University and a co-author of the position statement.

“When they’re having to pay for it out of pocket, they would use less reliable methods,” Di Meglio explained.

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