Pentick, Julie; Johnson, Bonnie
September 1999
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Fall99, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p217
Academic Journal
The 1998 Canadian Contraception Study provides a wealth of information that is of significant value to a wide range of professionals seeking to promote the reproductive health of Canadian women. These include physicians, nurses and other health care workers. The findings are of particular interest to those who provide family planning services. Planned family planning Federation of Canada is the only national organization that provides information and counseling exclusively on family planning and sexual and reproductive health. Twenty-nine independent Planned Parenthood affiliates reach approximately 300,000 Canadians every year. Relative to what is known in many other countries, in Canada we have less solid, regularly collected, data than the author should on contraceptive use and sexual and reproductive health behaviour. The only related national information, which is collected, compiled, and published on a semi-regular basis, is abortion incidence data, the live birth rate, and the teenage pregnancy rate. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the most recent abortion statistics available from Statistics Canada are for 1995 and the most recent teenage pregnancy statistics are from 1994.


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