Emergency contraception is a safe and effective method for preventing unwanted pregnancy and can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 99%. Yet, in many countries, women face barriers to accessing it. The majority of women in low‑income countries are unaware of EC. Moreover, some providers have negative attitudes toward providing EC to women and girls
Medical abortion has the potential to increase access to safe abortion care and to increase women’s autonomy and decision‑making with regards to their reproductive choices and rights. It is time to implement evidence‑based abortion services that promote, protect and fulfil the sexual and reproductive rights of all individuals everywhere.
IPPF's Her in Charge report presses governments, health, academic and NGO sectors to take immediate steps to stop women from dying and suffering disabilities due to an unsafe abortion, by radically scaling up medical abortion efforts.
Cervical cancer, a preventable illness, is the fourth most frequent cancer in women, with an estimated 570,000 new cases in 2018 representing 6.6% of all female cancer. An increasing number of SRH organizations are working to introduce and/or strengthen cervical cancer prevention programmes with the aim of increasing their impact on the reduction of mortality and morbidity. IPPF´s work on cervical cancer prevention is guided by our commitment to health equity, gender equality and women’s rights.
IPPF is committed to the achievement of gender equality because it is a human right, it advances women’s and girls’ empowerment and it is embedded in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). As such, we are proud to present a gender equality toolkit for Member Associations.
The Nairobi Summit on ICPD+25 – Accelerating the Promise; marked the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994 that recognized sexual and reproductive rights as human rights for the first time ...
The Advocacy Common Agenda will guide our work at all levels of the Federation to achieve Outcome 1 of the IPPF Strategic Framework 2016–2022, namely to ensure that 100 governments respect, protect and fulfil sexual and reproductive rights and gender equality. In doing so, IPPF will contribute to the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action, and to the Sustainable Development Goals.
This short video (also available in French and Spanish) provides useful tips about what to consider when developing materials relating to abortion, including how to use rights-based messages and how to avoid using stigmatizing language and images.
Instituto Peruano de Paternidad Responsible (INPPARES): The Equally Different project aimed at reaching sexually diverse groups through training and awareness-raising of staff and volunteers in services; supporting self-expression and improving communication about sexual diversity by improving the visibility of sexually ...