Midwifery expansion prompts shift in focus for Yukon advocacy group

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A Yukon advocacy group is shifting its focus now that one of its key goals has been achieved. 

The Yukon Association for Birth Choices spent 22 years advocating for a midwifery program in the territory, according to Rosemary Oslund, the association’s co-president. 

Last month, the Yukon government announced that virtual midwifery services had been expanded to people throughout the territory, though labour and delivery continue to happen in Whitehorse. 

“It’s been a long time coming,” Oslund said. “It was growing pains for everybody involved, but we are happy to see it come after so many years.”

Another significant detail in the expansion advocated by the association is that the program is fully covered by

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