‘Entire system’ needs to change: Indigenous women encounter unique issues regarding reproductive rights
Jun 26, 2019
CALGARY – Access to appropriate healthcare, specifically surrounding a woman’s reproductive choices, varies drastically between communities.
Indigenous women in Canada have faced unique problems throughout history when it comes to reproductive healthcare.
“When we go into a doctor’s office, we are not often asked the usual [pregnancy] questions, like, ‘What are you planning?’ It’s often questions like, ‘How are you raising your child? Are you working? Do you have an education? Where are you living? Are you a drug addict?'”