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).

By Fiona Coyle, Global and Sustainable Development Lead at the IPPF European Network Regional Office. On 11 July, over 700 people from around the world (leaders, Minister, advocates, policymakers, youth activists, and researchers) descended upon London for the 2nd Family ...
On 24 July at 13.00 CET our youth network YSAFE and partners YouAct , Y-PEER , ASTRA Youth and PETRI-Sofia will hold a webinar on their new Youth-in-Power Youth Strategy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Europe and ...
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The Youth-in-Power Youth Strategy is a powerful tool for young activists working on empowering their peers and advocating on behalf of the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people in Europe and Central Asia. IPPF EN's youth network ...
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Investments in family planning (FP), a key enabler for sustainable development, need to be increased worldwide. According to the EU results report 2015, the ‘number of women using any method of contraception’ declined from over 43 million in 2013-2014 to ...
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The evidence is clear: family planning saves lives. Yet, the poorest and most marginalized women and girls are being left behind during one of the most successful advances in public health in the past half century. IPPF’s report Under-served and ...
IPPF EN is outraged by the Polish authorities’ latest move to limit access to emergency contraception. Last Friday 23rd June, Poland's President Andrzej Duda approved a new law limiting access to the only available emergency contraceptive pill. The law will ...
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 ...