United Kingdom Family Planning Association (FPA) and sexual health charity Brook, spoke to youth volunteers on what they want to see changed in the current relationships and sex education (RSE) curriculum in the UK.
In Bangladesh menstrual regulation, the method of establishing non-pregnancy for a woman at risk of unintended pregnancy, has been a part of the country’s family planning program since 1979 and is allowed up to 10–12 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period.
Since 2014, the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) has provided comprehensive medical and psychological care to women and girls in Ireland who have experienced FGM. The FGM Treatment Service is publicly funded which enables the IFPA to provide care to affected women and girls free of charge.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of violence against women and girls, IPPF are working with member associations to help put a stop to the dangerous practice that affects millions of girls and women worldwide.
On the 23rd January 2017, President Trump signed an order reinstating the Global Gag Rule (GGR). An order that has denied millions of US dollars in vital funding to organisations who did not sign the order that targets abortion. IPPF visited Burundi to document the impact of the GGR on the ground.
The Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) rely heavily on US funding for it's HIV prevention programmes. From outreach programmes in rural areas to sex workers in the city, FPAM provide vital healthcare to the most vulnerable in society. Without funding, programmes will be forced to shut their doors on the thousands of people who rely on their services.
Santos Simione is the executive director of Amodefa, our associated clinic in Mozambique. He discusses the consequences of the global gag rule and what it means for sexual and reproductive healthcare in the community.