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The Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) which is hosted by IPPF was set up in 2006 in order to support grass-roots organisations to increase access to safe abortion. One such organisation which received support under the last round of funding ...
“In our home countries we’re supposed to have some sex education, but the teachers often tear those pages out of the biology books. The subject of sex is taboo.” 
To celebrate the Day of the Girl and to mark the publication of two resources on Comprehensive Sexuality Education , IPPF organised a Twitter Chat inviting young people to share their opinions and experience of sexuality education. The response was ...
SIZE defines many things about Nigeria. Being Africa’s most populous country ensures that plenty of the issues it faces are big. Nigeria’s population is around 188 million, and growing at more than 3% a year. Around a quarter of young ...
Lorraine is centre manager of the Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) clinic in Kibera, Nairobi – a place best known for being Africa’s biggest urban slum. Here FHOK is fighting poverty and myths to provide sexual health and education.
Early marriage is increasing as families are desperate to secure safety for their daughters. But without sexuality education the consequences can be tough.
A thousand km from the policy makers and multi nationals gathering in New Dehli for the International Family Planning 2020 meeting is Barwani District - a hilly, isolated area of Madhya Pradesh. It is home to 1.3 million people, some ...
HIV is now the second largest cause of adolescent mortality globally. Here Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, asks why and what can be done to address young people’s needs. You’re a 15 year old who’s living ...
How the ‘Keep Me Safe’ programme empowers young people with learning disabilities. ‘I Decide what happens to my body’ is the premise of IPPF’s I Decide campaign which aims to put SRHR at the centre of new development goals. Not ...
Use contraception every time you have sex to prevent an unwanted pregnancy and condoms to prevent STIs including HIV. Trying to calculate a ‘safe’ time to have sex without using contraception is often an unreliable way of preventing pregnancy as ...