In February 2023, it was announced that British Columbia would become the first Canadian province to offer free prescription contraception.

Through a collaboration between UBC and BC Women's Hospital, and a study entitled Contraception Cost-Effectiveness in British Columbia led by Wendy V. Norman, a professor in UBC’s Department of Family Practice and an associate member in both the School of Population and Public Health, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology — researchers mobilized UBC research into national healthcare policy change through collaboration with government, community leaders and partner advocates.

Learn more about the study in this article published by BC Women’s Hospital.