The PEI Liberal Party will invest in women’s reproductive health to provide better comprehensive care and improve access to services, Liberal Leader Sharon Cameron announced today.
“Providing specialized care that is tailored to the reproductive health-care needs of women is essential for ensuring better health outcomes for Island women,” said Cameron. “That’s why we are making investments in this area as part of our overall plan to improve the health of residents on PEI.”
Through the HealthCare First action plan, a Liberal government will:
- Increase investments in women’s reproductive health, starting with public coverage for prescription contraceptives.
- Increase access to fertility treatment through expanded funding.
- Allow pharmacists to deliver contraception management services as a publicly funded program to broaden the accessibility of these services.
Promoting good reproductive health helps women reduce the risk of complications associated with pregnancy and childbirth, prevent the transmission of STIs and promote greater gender equality.
“Investing in the unique healthcare needs of women can help to address health inequities that exist in our society,” said Cameron. “Women who experience health disparities, such as women of colour, low-income women, and women living in rural areas, can benefit from targeted efforts to improve their health outcomes.”