Yukon counts zero local midwives after regulations put in place

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By Lawrie Crawford, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Where are all the Yukon’s midwives?
They’ve gone to work in other jurisdictions. Some will return after fulfilling the Yukon’s new requirement of one year’s work outside the territory in order to get licensed. Others, in search of higher wages and better work environments, don’t plan to return for a while.
The regulations were passed by cabinet in January 2021 and came into force April 15. Every week since, Christina Kaiser has been turning down multiple requests for her midwifery services because the new rules prevent her from...continued.

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