“The doctors were somewhat willing to give (birth control pills) to women who were married and wanted to plan the birth of their children,” she said. “They were very reluctant to give it to single women, and they were extremely reluctant to give it to underage women.” After World War II and efforts to legalize contraceptives, the 1892 Canadian Criminal Code was repealed in 1969. In addition, in 1970, activists from the Vancouver Women`s Caucus led the abortion caravan to protest the regulation of abortion and the decriminalization of homosexuality. Under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the Liberal government passed omnibus legislation in 1969 that reformed the penal code, decriminalized contraception, legalized consensual same-sex relations and abortion. However, what remains a problem is that abortion has been legalized but is still inaccessible to many. Through this caravan, an exclusionary feminism can be recognized, in which it emphasized motherhood, the female sex, a movement of heterosexual white women; However, the experiences of women of color have been ignored and the intersectionality of different women and their experiences have not been taken into account. In 1972, the department created the Planned Parenthood Funding Program to help organizations expand their services. From 1972 to 1974, grants to the CFPP and Serena accounted for an average of 50.6% of program funding. Education and birth control services became a political issue, and beginning in the 1970s, various public and private programs were introduced to provide these services. In 2005, the Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada became the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health (CFHC) to better reflect its objectives.
The government stopped providing funding to non-profit organizations such as Serena and CTSF. As early as 1930, a birth control program for low-income women was offered by A.R. Kaufman, a philanthropist from Kitchener, Ontario. Its parent information office, the Parent Information Office (PIB), sent contraceptives to families to request them, or arranged consultations with doctors willing to provide diaphragms or perform sterilization procedures. Barriers to abortion are not exclusive to legal mandates and include issues such as lack of availability, lack of financial and logistical resources for transportation to an abortion facility. Political and economic barriers are mitigated by the jurisdiction of Canada`s health services. The contraceptive pill was originally introduced as a concept in the early 20th century. First of all, it was created to relieve the side effects of menstrual irregularities. According to the Canadian Public Health Association: Throughout history, people have limited the number of births using a variety of methods.
These included abstinence, prolonged breastfeeding, pessaries and abortion-inducing potions. Before settlers arrived in Canada, Indigenous peoples used certain plants to terminate unwanted pregnancies. Under the settlers, traditional midwives did the same. In New France, families had seven or eight children in the 17th century and four to six in the 18th century. In the last third of the 19th century, large French-Canadian families with 10 or more children emerged, a phenomenon based on ethnocultural and religious beliefs. “On the other hand, it means that women who don`t have children while pursuing advanced college education or vocational training want to have children in their 40s and 50s, and by then, their fertility becomes an issue,” she continued. The website also includes information on where students can go to learn more about their options if they become pregnant. The SHRC offers students several ways to proceed in this scenario, providing information about the Children`s Aid Society, Kingston General Hospital, and the Morgentaler Clinics in Toronto and Ottawa. O`Connor decided to switch from a birth control pill to an IUD because she had side effects she had since high school. In 1969, section 179 of the 1892 Canadian Penal Code was removed, giving Canadians the right to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections and prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Birth control, also known as contraceptives, has been a way to prevent pregnancy since ancient times. Canada has a unique history of birth control methods dating back to the 18th century. Although contraceptive methods and their availability to all have increased, even now in the 20th century, not all people in Canada take contraceptives or do not have access to contraceptives; such as vulnerable populations, including Indigenous peoples. This is problematic, as we have seen in the past; Individuals will go through everything to get what they want. For example, causing unhygienic miscarriages and abortion by illegal abortion clinics to terminate their pregnancies. “That wasn`t the case, and that`s the mistake,” says Sethna, who is writing a book about the history of the pill in Canada. “Many people thought that the pill was responsible for the sexual revolution. But if you look at the period, women were already starting to enter the workforce, and women were already having sex outside of marriage. READ MORE: Current way oral birth control is prescribed may be costly and ineffective, study finds Several unsuccessful bills have been introduced to change laws on the status of birth control and abortion, including by Grace MacInnis and Robert William Prittie. These bills include Bill C-64 (1963), Bill C-22 (1966), Bill C-40 (1966), Bill C-64 (1966), Bill C-71 (1966), Bill C-122 (1967), Bill C-123 (1967), Bill C-136 (1967).
The pill also forever changed the relationship between the sexes by giving women ultimate control to avoid unwanted pregnancies. And for the first time, the daily snap of this little tablet meant that women could engage in sexual pleasure on a whim without the unromantic foreplay of condoms, diaphragms or other contraceptive devices. Nevertheless, global research in the field of human sexuality conducted in the 1920s attracted interest in Canada. The 1892 law was challenged and the size of wealthy families shrank.