When it comes to healthcare in British Columbia, women are experiencing serious inequities that are impacting their physical, mental and emotional well-being, just because they are women.
Despite decades of progress in health research, policy, and practice, women still face many barriers accessing the high-quality healthcare they deserve. They experience gender-based barriers that do not impede men.
In response, this BC Women’s Health Foundation report examines how women experience healthcare across the province, and will deliver this information to policy makers, healthcare providers, and women themselves. The aim is to drive changes within the system that will lead to healthy women everywhere, capable of anything.
On behalf of the BC Women’s Health Foundation, a survey of women across BC was conducted by Mustel Group. A total of 1,000 women aged 16 and up completed an online survey in November 2018. The results were weighted in accordance with Statistics Canada census data. Methodologies and data were analyzed with the support of the WHRI to ensure accuracy.