The BCHA has endorsed the AccessBC Campaign for free prescription contraception, and supports improving access to sexual and reproductive health services. The AccessBC Campaign is a province-wide grassroots campaign that advocates for universal no-cost prescription contraception. This policy is much needed in our province, as people continue to face barriers when trying to access contraception, and cost is a major barrier.
Free prescription contraception improves health outcomes for mothers and infants, increases equality, and saves both people and the government money. Learn more about the issue.
In this webinar, you'll learn about the campaign from key members of the team and how you can help support efforts for free contraception in BC.
Marisa Levesque is a medical student at UBC’s Southern Medical Program in Kelowna, BC, after completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology at UBC Okanagan. Marisa is passionate about reproductive justice and equitable access to quality healthcare. She was excited to be able to join the AccessBC campaign knowing just how much cost can be one of many barriers in safely accessing prescription contraception, in particular for young people growing up in smaller communities.
Emily Wiesenthal is a medical student in UBC's Southern Medical Program and a settler living on the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) People. Prior to starting medical school, she completed an honours degree in Gender Studies at the University of Victoria as a Loran Scholar. Her academic and activist work is rooted in a fierce belief in reproductive justice, gender-inclusive sexual health, harm reduction, and community care.