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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For young people, access to youth-friendly and non-judgemental is often a challenge. IPPF works for and with young people to ensure them the healthcare and education they need.
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Access to contraceptive care can be difficult in some societies and trying to get the support needed can feel like a challenge. Yet, IPPF member associations know that the lack of family planning is not a game and are always on hand to provide contraceptive services and care to those that are most in need.
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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Withdrawal is less easy and safe than you think. There are plenty of better contraceptive methods to suit every need, ask for them! Find out more about contraception around the world
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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.