About Women on Web The Organization

 

Women on Web is a Canadian non-profit organization, providing help and information on safe abortion and contraception. Founded in 2005 by Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, Women on Web is a team of medical doctors, researchers, activists, and help desk members. Women on Web advocates for and facilitates access to contraception and safe abortion services to protect women's health and lives.

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The mission of Women on Web is to provide safe, accessible and affordable online abortion care to women and people around the world. We work to catalyze procedural and legal change in abortion access through telemedicine, research, community outreach, and advocacy. We strive for a world where safe abortion care is accessible for all women and pregnant people, free from shame and stigma.

People who need safe abortion or contraception can make an online consultation at Women on Web website. After being reviewed by medical doctors, medical abortion pills or contraceptives are provided via mail. Our help desk team accompanies women and pregnant people during all stages of the process and responds to any questions that may arise within 24 hours. Supervised by medical doctors, our help desk operates in 16 languages, including Arabic, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish. 

Women on Web is available to all people who need help with preventing and ending unwanted pregnancies. We are committed to ensuring that everyone, including trans, non-binary, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming people can safely access abortion and contraception without discrimination or alienation.

The Women on Web website is a source of reliable information and collects personal abortion experiences to allow and encourage women and pregnant people to openly explore and discuss their reproductive choices. Our online consultation is translated in 22 languages and we work to ensure that all women and pregnant people have access to scientific and evidence-based information on safe abortion and contraception.  

 

About the Website

 

Through our website, you can read about safe abortion and contraception to make informed choices about your reproductive health; share your abortion experience and explore others’ to break the silence and stigma around abortion; and ask for help to obtain safe medical abortion at home. 

Question and Answers - make informed choices about your reproductive health and pregnancy

I need an abortion - manage your own abortion safely

I had an abortion  - break silence and fight stigma by sharing and reading abortions stories

 

How to be involved

 

Women on Web is supported by a network of independent organizations and individuals that have no formal affiliation. The network shares a mutual goal to advance and support abortion access and rights and to empower women and pregnant people with accurate and unbiased information on abortion care. You can join our network by contacting us at info@womenonweb.org.

We also welcome donations to help us keep our website online and continue our work to expand access to contraception and safe abortion. You can make your donation here

 

Contact Us

 

Our help desks provide information and support via email. Never hesitate to contact us at info@womenonweb.org. We are here to help and support you and respond to emails within 24 hours.

Mailing address: Women on Web, 1 Yonge Street, Toronto ON, M5E 1W7 Canada 

  • In the Media

    Women on Web has been features in many news outlets Read more »

  • Research

    All information on the Women on Web website is based on scientific research and the official recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO). Read more »

  • About the "I had an abortion" project

    This project supports women seeking abortions, promotes access to this basic right, and brings about social change. Women who have had abortions do not need to suffer in anonymous silence any longer. Read more »

  • About the "I need an abortion" project

    We are working to make sure that women can access safe abortion services to protect their lives and health. Abortion is one of the most performed medical intervention on the world. Still, many women do not have access to safe abortion Read more »

  • Partners and Supporters

    If you would like to join the network, please email us at info@womenonweb.org Read more »

  • "Thin Blue Line"

    A song by David Odlöv, Ellen Odlöv, Sanna Eriksson and Mattias Agerberg for the 10 th aniversary of Women on Web. Read more »

  • Women on Web stickers

    Help women get access to information how they can safely do an abortion themselves. Scroll down, click on the sticker in your language, print and paste it everywhere: public bathrooms, cafes, restaurants, busses, trains, waiting rooms, and dressing rooms.

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  • Team

    Women on Web has 5 board-members and more than 25 help desk members all over the world. Our dedicated team is committed to assisting women’s access to safe abortion and providing awareness for the importance of women’s global health and autonomy.    Director:   Rebecca Gomperts, MD, MPP Read more »