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Today on International Women's Day we stand in solidarity with the thousands of women in Ireland who are striking for a repeal of the eighth amendment. We echo the United Nations human rights committee call on the Irish government to ...
It is hard to believe that in 2016, we are still fighting for a woman’s right to bodily autonomy, but the unfortunate truth is that the situation for women across much of Europe has stagnated, or even worsened, writes IPPF ...
Today marks the fourth anniversary of the senseless death of Savita Halappanavar, who died at Galway University Clinic in Ireland after she was denied a life-saving abortion during her miscarriage. Although she begged doctors to terminate her pregnancy, the hospital ...
The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) was founded in 1969 in response to the appalling health and social circumstances in which many families in Ireland lived. Unmet need for contraception and high fertility resulted in high maternal mortality and morbidity, ...
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This report analyses how easily women in 16 EU countries can access modern contraceptives. It finds that overall, the situation in most countries has stagnated or worsened in recent years. The report’s findings are based on information about the national policy landscapes provided by national experts in each of the 16 countries.
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We call on national decision-makers to support the implementation of a comprehensive approach to contraceptive choice in the 16 countries within a broader sexual and reproductive health and rights agenda. This is fundamental to ensuring the wellbeing of all women and girls, particularly the most vulnerable.