Documenting Canadians' abortion experiences during COVID-19

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences

The purpose of the study is to understand better people’s experiences seeking and obtaining abortion care in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, we are speaking women, trans-folks, and gender-non binary people from different parts of the country who obtained an abortion in Canada after March 15, 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

Female, Non-Binary Gender Groups

All Ages

Study Tasks



The University of Ottawa's Research Ethics Board approved this study (File #S-04-18-551)



Activity and Time

Health and Wellness

Interview, Phone Call

Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends

90 minutes total, 1 session

Researchers at the University of Ottawa would like to conduct 90-minute telephone interviews with anyone who had an abortion in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. You are eligible if you: - Have had an abortion on or after March 15, 2020 - Were living in Canada at the time - Are sufficiently fluent in English or French to answer interview questions - Have access to a telephone, Skype, or Zoom During the interview, we will ask you a series of questions about your background, your reproductive health history, and the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy that was terminated. We will also ask you to tell us about your experience obtaining an abortion during the pandemic and we will ask you to tell us about ways in which you think that services could be improved. All participants will receive a $40 gift certificate to Amazon. Participation is both voluntary and confidential. Spots for this study are filled on a first come, first served basis.


$30 Amazon gift card

CAD40 to

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

You must be a resident in Canada, North America to join this study

Posting date: Nov 14, 2020

$30 Amazon gift card