FMWC Statement on Access to Medical Abortion Care

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada is a national organization committed to the professional, social and personal advancement of women physicians and to the promotion of the well-being of … Read more

FMWC Statement on the film Unplanned

Friday, July 12th, 2019

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada is deeply disappointed and concerned that Cineplex has decided to screen the film Unplanned in select theatres in Canada.  This film is based on … Read more

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

It is incomprehensible that after almost 20 years of careful negotiation and step-by-step progress beginning with the adoption of United Nations Security Resolution (UNSCR)1325 in 2000, pressure from the US … Read more

The Promise of Mifepristone

Friday, April 26th, 2019

It’s been 50 years since Canada first legalized hospital abortions in 1969 and 30 years since mifepristone, the “abortion pill” first received approval in France with promises to change the … Read more

Perception and Use of Contraceptives Among Kenyan Youth

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Dr. Bev Johnson travelled to Kenya in the fall of 2018 to attend a meeting of the Medical Women International Association (MWIA). There, she and Dr. Clarissa Fabre ( President … Read more

Forced and Coerced Sterilization is a Violent Violation of Human Rights

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

This post was first published in The Medical Post, Friday, December 1, 2018 There is a class action lawsuit underway in Saskatchewan alleging that over a period of years, Canadian … Read more

Rape is a War Crime that Canada Can Do More About

Friday, October 26th, 2018

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada supports Canada’s National Action Plan (C-NAP) and also advocates for special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other … Read more

HPV Prevention Week 2018: Spread the Message, Not the Infection

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

It’s HPV Prevention Week! Canada is a leader in HPV prevention. We were the first country to establish an HPV Prevention Week, in 2017, designed to raise awareness about the … Read more

Ovarian Cancer – Increased Awareness and Funding Needed to Tackle Low Survivor Rates

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Reading time: 4 minutes An estimated 2,800 Canadian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2017. An estimated 1,800 will die from the disease. Canadian Cancer Society Today is … Read more