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).

New report reveals inequalities in access to contraceptive choice in 10 European countries and calls for coherent policies on sexual and reproductive health and rights A new report analysing contraceptive access across Europe has been launched today in the European ...
According to the very first report published this year on statistical data on trafficking in human beings at EU level, 23,632 people were identified or presumed victims of trafficking in the EU over the 2008-2010 period. Most victims detected in ...
Last week in Switzerland a clear majority of voters (69.8%) rejected a conservative initiative that aimed at limiting equal access to abortion. The proposed initiative would have excluded abortions from the healthcare reimbursement plan, making greater barriers to women and ...
Widespread outcry against the Spanish conservative government’s plans to overturn current law on abortion On February 19th at the European Parliament, top politicians and dozens of civil society actors demanded that the Spanish conservative government withdraw its plans to severely ...
New IPPF Report and data 10 March, United Nations, New York - A new report launched today reveals that sexual and reproductive health and rights are still nowhere near high enough up on the UN’s list of priorities. The International ...
“I remember when I was little, there was one very stigmatising ad on Macedonian TV about how to protect yourself from HIV,” recalls philosophy student Bojan. “It was really scary. It was like: ‘Do you know that in every discotheque ...
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Although HIV prevalence is low in Macedonia, with only 151 people registered as living with HIV, these small numbers mask a complex picture, and one that is rapidly changing. In 2016, there were 40 new HIV diagnoses, the majority of ...
Being young and gay in Macedonia is to live in fear of your safety. Like many Balkan countries, Macedonia is notoriously patriarchal and conservative, and homophobia is systemic. “In the Balkans we’re still under this patriarchal [system],” says Laki, a ...
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In light of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women we signed a letter addressed to the European Commission regarding the right to non-discriminatory medical care for women and girls in conflict settings . The letter was ...
A documentary on teenage mothers in Romania, entitled "Let`s Talk about Sex", will be shown on Arte Regards on Wednesday 15 November at 14:00 (CET). Romania and Bulgaria have the highest percentage of teenage mothers in the EU. Nearly one ...