One example is Elizabeth Bagshaw, who was one of Canada’s first female doctors. In 1932, she helped to open the country’s first birth control clinic. Although illegal at the time, Elizabeth believed these clinics were necessary because women deserved the right to control their own bodies.
Elizabeth Bagshaw was one of many women who made a substantial impact in Canada. It is important that this month we take the time to recognize her and the many other women whose dedication and commitment to change have contributed to creating a better and more equitable society.