CANADA – University of British Columbia student develops a website to help Canadians choose the right type of abortion for them

Deciding to have an abortion is a deeply personal choice, and so is what comes next: determining the type of abortion that’s best for you. University of British Columbia (UBC) PhD student Kate Wahl wanted to help Canadians navigate that decision. She developed It’s My Choice, Canada’s first interactive website aimed at helping people identify the abortion option that best fits their values and circumstances.

Hosted by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), the tool integrates the best available evidence on the two methods of abortion available in Canada: the abortion pill and an abortion procedure. Users learn what to expect from each option, and after completing a secure and anonymous questionnaire, receive a personalised recommendation designed to support conversations with their healthcare provider.

SOURCE: UBC News, by Brett Goldhawk, 29 April 2024 + PHOTO