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It’s a Plan: The SOGC Launches New Digital Tool for Informed Birth Control Planning

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is launching an online tool to help Canadians of reproductive age choose the best contraception for them. The tool is being launched at a time when Canadians are searching the Internet more for information. It is designed to help women make informed decisions about contraception based on their own research, to be sure that they are basing decisions on information they can rely on.

The online quiz, called It’s a Plan, launches today and is available at ItsaPlan.ca. The quiz includes questions around age, comfort level with hormones or different types of contraception, health factors and previous contraceptive history, and personal preferences and values to make contraceptive recommendations based on the user's answers. The tool also gives evidence-based information about contraceptive methods available in Canada to support users in making informed choices about their preferred contraception.

“No two people are alike and no two contraceptive methods are alike,” said SOGC CEO, Dr. Jennifer Blake. “We developed this digital tool to give Canadians the facts about contraceptive methods in a way that is tailored to their personal needs and is also easy to use. The tool is accessible from any device and can be used to explore options and inform conversations around contraception with their health care providers."