Women’s Health Guide

Did you know that many medical decisions you make involve legal issues? The law is part of everyday life, even when it comes to health. 

This guide has a collection of articles to help you make informed decisions, at the doctor’s office and even in your own bedroom!

Medical Records

Your doctor enters personal and medical information in your medical records. To learn what this information includes, see our article on the topic:

Seeing Your Medical Records

The law has rules to ensure that your medical records are kept confidential.

Sometimes, people are refused access to their own medical records. Learn why, and know what to do in these situations.

Consent to Treatment

Adults have the right to accept or refuse health care. There are special rules for minors (people under 18 years old).  

Your doctor has an obligation to provide certain information so you can make an informed decision.

Consent to Sexual Activities

Freely agreeing to sexual activities is extremely important, no matter what your age or gender. These articles discuss the issue of consent:

Pregnancy and Abortion

Abortion has been legal in Canada since 1988. This means you can choose whether or not to continue your pregnancy.