One out of two Quebec women does not differentiate between abortion and morning after pills

Half of women wouldn't know there's a difference between the morning after pill and the abortion pill and nearly two in three women wouldn't even know this method of abortion exists, according to Leger poll results released Thursday.

One out of two Quebec women does not differentiate between abortion and morning after pills

Half of women wouldn't know there's a difference between the morning after pill and the abortion pill and nearly two in three women wouldn't even know this method of abortion exists, according to Leger poll results released Thursday.

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Less than half (48%) of Quebec women know that there is a difference between the morning after pill (Plan B) and the abortion pill.

Nearly two-thirds (61)% are unaware that there is a non-surgical option in the form of abortion pills.

This contraceptive method fully covered by the Quebec Health Insurance Plan (RAMQ) would be the preferred method (44%) compared to surgery (23%).

Younger women living in urban areas are more likely to know the difference between the two pills than their elders or those who live in the regions.

The survey of 800 Quebec women aged 18 to 54 living in urban and rural areas of the province also reveals that almost all (99%) of Quebec women agree with the following statement: "Women have the right to make their own choices when it comes to their own bodies. »

In 2021, 20,803 women chose to terminate their pregnancy, according to data from the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).

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