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).

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IPPF European Network is the lead partner of C2030E, a consortium of 15 NGOs working to ensure the advancement of human rights and investment in family planning in the Global South. In European countries and within the EU institutions, Countdown ...
Global gag rule impact for IPPF is a life or death situation for clients The impact for people receiving care from member associations of the International Planned Parenthood Federation around the world is devastating. A total of 29 countries are ...
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IPPF has calculated the human cost of the US Global Gag Rule. The effects can be devastating for millions of poor and marginalised women. Read more about the Global Gag Rule and IPPF .
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The International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. We work in 41 countries across Europe and Central Asia to empower everyone, especially the most socially excluded, to live with dignity ...
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You wouldn’t expect access to contraception to be an issue in EU countries such as Spain. But too many girls and women are still being denied the freedom to make their own reproductive choices. And it is vulnerable people who ...
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In Romania, more than 600 girls aged 10-15 become mothers every year, and almost 10% of new mothers are younger than 19! This video by our Romanian member SECS tells the story of the tens of thousands of young "pigeons" ...
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 ...