Maternal health

Every day some 830 women die from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth. Many more have serious injuries or long-lasting consequences. 

IPPF works around the world to improve maternal health through our clinics and outreach services and by training health workers, improving the availability of essential medicines and strengthening health systems.

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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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 ...
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 ...
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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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IPPF EN held a high-level panel at the European Development Days entitled, “Key solutions for development: family planning and youth empowerment”. Investments in basic social services such as health and education are vital to allow young people to access their ...
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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 ...
Natika Halil is Executive Director of FPA, the UK sexual health charity, IPPF EN Member Association On 30 June 2017 we saw a landmark decision for women’s rights, with the British government finally agreeing to rectify a historic injustice and ...
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) ...