Welcome to IPPF
About IPPF Americas and the Caribbean Region
IPPF has been a presence in the Americans and the Caribbean for almost 70 years. IPPF Americas and the Caribbean is committed to providing life-saving sexual and reproductive healthcare to those who are in need, especially to women, girls, and those from poor and marginalized communities.
Providing sexual and reproductive healthcare in Jamaica for over 80 years
The clinic faced resistance from religious groups in the midst of political tensions in Jamaica. Regardless, Dr and Mrs Jacobs with the help of funders, medical personnel, public health nurses and community health aides, persisted and ensured the development and continuity of the organization.
“I’ve seen teenagers get pregnant and it’s based off them never knowing routes they could take to prevent pregnancies”
Candice Taylor, joined the Jamaica Family Planning Association (JFPA) Youth Advocacy Movement (YAM) at age 15. Three years later, She educates her peers about SRHR with hopes that they make more informed choices.
How do Women in the Peruvian Jungle Access Family Planning?
Latin America and the Caribbean has the second highest rate of adolescent pregnancies in the world. Nearly 40% of women become pregnant before the age of twenty, and 1 in 5 births are to adolescent women. Pregnancy is the leading cause of death for women ages 15-44 years old.