1. According to the Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada, the use of contraceptives,
including oral contraceptives, saves millions of lives each year.
PPFC makes this information public to increase awareness
2. The most effective and widely used methods of birth control in Canada include oral
contraceptives and condoms.
oral contraceptives correct, but other methods are IUD, diaphragm, and cervical cap (NOT
3. The female condom is not widely used in the West, but is gaining acceptance in Africa, Asia
and Latin America because it is believed to be as good as or better than the male condom for
preventing sexually transmitted infections.
Western society has a very different attitude toward the use of female condoms
4. The ECP (emergency contraception pill) to prevent unintended pregnancy after unprotected
intercourse is now available in Canada without a doctor’s prescription.
as of April 2005
5. As of March 1998, women could obtain an abortion in all provinces and territories in Canada.
1. An advantage of the contraceptive patch (Evra), a new method of birth control in Canada is:
a. users have a decreased risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke when compared with the
birth control pill
b. wearers of contact lenses may experience a change in vision
c. users don’t have to remember to take a daily pill, and the patch is over 99% effective when
d. the patch can detach easily from the skin
ANSWER: C Highlights advantage of the contraceptive patch
2. The intrauterine device (IUD) is:
a. good protection against sexually transmitted infections
b. safe, highly effective as birth control, estrogen-free, rapidly reversible and has a long
duration of use
c. known to have a common complication of PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)
d. a small U shaped device inserted into the uterus through the cervix
Highlights advantages of IUD as a contraceptive
3. Male condom use:
a. in Canada tends to decrease as teens get older, with fewer 18 & 19 year old males using
them than 15-17 year olds.
b. is higher when adolescent partners are less similar to each other
c. protects against HIV better when lambskin rather than latex condoms are used
d. is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy and STI’s
Reflects pattern of condom use with increasing age in teenagers
4. Abortion methods approved in Canada does NOT include:
a. medical abortion (use of approved medications to induce abortion)
b. surgical abortion (suction curettage)