Contraception

One of our main priorities is to ensure universal access to, and informed use of effective contraception. Millions of people lack the knowledge and information to determine when or whether they have children, and they are unable to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

The lives of millions of the world’s poorest women and girls are in jeopardy because of the expansion of the US Global Gag Rule (GGR) , IPPF’s Director General has said. The expansion of the GGR (or Mexico City Policy) ...
On 8 May, IPPF launched its global I Decide 2017 campaign calling for universal and equitable access to contraception. Our Federation united to illustrate that family planning programs cannot leave any woman, man or young person behind. The world’s poorest ...
As a case of sexually transmitted Zika infection was reported in the US yesterday, the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) Director General, Tewodros Melesse urged that more must be done to ensure contraceptive access is at the forefront of the ...
IPPF today launched its global campaign calling for better quality Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) to advance young people’s human rights. The campaign – Know it, Own it – was launched at an event during Women Deliver in Copenhagen in the ...
Across the city at Poraka's Day Centre for adults, the light-filled central room, with its open- plan kitchen and large work tables, is a hive of activity. The Centre aims to help users to be more independent in their daily ...
From providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services to refugee women to investing in communities to change young people’s lives, our Member Associations across Europe and Central Asia worked passionately to implement ambitious commitments in the field of sexual and ...
To be free to make your own choices, you need quality information and you need to know your rights. On International Women's Day our French member Le Planning Familial launched their campaign "Libres de nos Choix", a wonderful digital platform ...
British people have something of a reputation for being reserved, especially when it comes to talking about sex and relationships. While some parts of society, especially the media, can feel very sexualised, we know that lots of people still feel ...
In honour of World Contraception Day, our Swedish Member Association, RFSU asked NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration to send a condom to outer space. That's not because they fear that aliens will travel to earth and have unprotected ...
IPPF EN and its members were very busy over World Contraception Day! IPPF EN released four videos on contraception based on interviews with young people: How many unintended pregnancies are there globally? Can you name these contraceptives? Can you put ...