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Civil society organizations like IPPF and our partners are renewing our efforts to work in partnership to ensure the commitments are translated into reality.
Every year, hundreds of millions of women in Sub-Sahara Africa travel to their local health clinics to receive regular contraceptive injections. Injectables are popular because they are safe, discrete, highly effective at preventing unintended pregnancy, and last for several months. ...
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For the last 16 years, health worker, Olufemi Fabiyi has gone out to some of the hardest areas to reach in rural parts of Nigeria to give sexual and reproductive health services to some of the world’s poorest people. She’s ...
Kader Avonnon, Regional President and National Treasurer, Mouvement d’Action des Jeunes Bénin, reflects on Benin's commitments to FP2020 and youth role.
As a schoolgirl Matilda Yeboah from Adentia in Ghana used to dream about what her life would be like in the future. The 17-year-old said: “I never once pictured myself as a victim of early pregnancy.” But that’s exactly what ...
First published in Huffington Post on 5 July 2016 Twenty-three-year-old Jasmin Akter from the northern district of Gaibandha in Bangladesh knows what it feels like to grow up in hardship and poverty. She left primary school after her father died ...
Before Agnes Nkandu found out about contraception the 24-year-old was constantly worried about getting pregnant. As a result she found it difficult to enjoy married life. It was while she was pregnant with her first child that she found out ...
Jasmin, 23, is a married female garment worker from a poverty stricken area. “Without family planning,” I would not have been able to reach this level in my job. My job is very important to me."
Four years ago governments and global health providers came up with a goal for an additional 120 million women to have access to contraception by 2020. The goal known as FP2020 was agreed at a summit about family planning, which ...