FREE BIRTH CONTROL
The Manitoba NDP will implement universal coverage for prescription contraceptives if elected.
Under the Manitoba NDP’s plan, the provincial government would cover the full cost of dozens of commonly used birth-control methods, including oral contraceptives, copper and hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs), hormonal injections and the morning-after pill.
Marginalized and financially struggling communities are regularly without birth control coverage. Many young Manitobans face barriers to accessing birth control, putting them at higher risk of unplanned pregnancy. Removing barriers will give women, trans men and non-binary people greater control of their lives, improve their health outcomes and reduce overall costs to the health care system.