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).

Civil society organizations like IPPF and our partners are renewing our efforts to work in partnership to ensure the commitments are translated into reality.
Two years after the earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015, the village of Gatlang in the country’s mountainous north still lies in partial ruin. Families are still living in temporary shelters, unable to afford the enormous cost of rebuilding their old home.
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To reinforce the commitments made during the 2012 Family Planning summit, donors, governments and civil society gathered at the 2017 London Family Planning Summit, organised by the UK Department for International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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For people across Nepal, access to contraception and family planning services can mean the difference between life and death. Yet in this largely patriarchal culture, where having four or five children has long been the norm, contraception remains an alien ...
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Inspiring words by Arthur Erken, UNFPA head of communications and partnerships, pushing the international community to act now to ensure family planning access for all at the 2017 London Family Planning Summit, organised by UK Department for International Development and ...
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At the 2017 Family Planning Summit, we interviewed Ulla Tornaes, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation. We were pleased to see her highlighting the positive collaboration between IPPF and the Danish government.
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Laila Bokhari, Norwegian minister of Foreign Affairs, talks about the crucial importance of sexual and reproductive rights for development.
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In 2012, the Family Planning 2020 partnership was created during the London Family Planning co-hosted by the UK Department for International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2017, the global champions come together again to ensure that ...
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Denying contraceptive care to a girls undermines several of their rights
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IPPF launched its landmark report 'Under-served and over-looked' to shine a light on those excluded from recent family planning advancements.