Healthcare

Onscreen abortion representation is vital, but has its limits

Abortion isn’t just a right; it’s a choice made by women every day. Mainstream media should represent the procedure as such—at the very least an option, if not a decision made—though we can’t rely on Hollywood to do the heavy lifting when it comes to improving access to abortion and contraceptives.Continue...

Abortion access is an integral part of healthcare

For over 30 years, Canada has been the only nation in the world to have no legal abortion restrictions at a federal level. However, abortions are still far more politicized than other medical procedures, meaning your ability to access the procedure in Canada depends on how your provincial government, city, and doctor feel about abortion.Continue...

Vaccine prioritization is in place for a reason

Vaccine prioritization is a sign our healthcare system is working, giving vaccines to those who need it most. Yet the recent Rodney Baker scandal proves that, even at a time when class differences are exacerbated, the rich will always find a way to put themselves first.Continue...

To address vaccine hesitancy among Black and Indigenous Canadians, the government must act on racism in healthcare

Despite being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many Black and Indigenous Canadians are hesitant to receive the vaccine. They have every right to be.Continue...

Queen’s researcher creates platform to support LGBTQ2+ cancer patients

A researcher at Queen’s is part of the team working to support LGBTQ2+ cancer patients.Continue...

Ms. Understood? Male-centric healthcare remains the biggest threat to women’s health

If you’re a woman, you’re at a greater risk of being misdiagnosed and improperly treated in common medical situations—period.Continue...

Expecting Queen’s alum reflects on role of midwives during pandemic

Doulton Prudil, Comm ’10, is expecting to give birth any day now.Continue...

On-campus abortion impacts equal access to education

Providing medication abortion at universities goes beyond improving access to the procedure for affected students—it’s vital to improve access to education.Continue...

The opioid epidemic deserves more than lip service

In Canada, your chances of dying in an opioid related overdose are more than the combined probability of a fatal car accident and a homicide.Continue...

A free pill is the first step of many towards making abortion accessible

As of this past August, the abortion pill Mifegymiso is now a free prescription medication in Ontario.Continue...

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