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In the humanitarian sector, we are often asked why sexual and reproductive healthcare is necessary in situations of conflict and fragility. The answer is clear. Women and girls all too often bear the brunt of humanitarian crises.
When the global gag rule was introduced, the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association lost more than funding, it lost the years of hard work in building trust and relationships in communities. With the introduction of the Belgian funded, She Decides programme, relationships with impacted communities are slowly being rebuilt.
When the US administration expanded the Mexico City Policy (aka the Global Gag Rule), the impact on healthcare was felt immediately in hard-to-reach areas in countries like Lesotho. Thanks to emergency funds from SheDecides, Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association is slowly rebuilding.
There have never been more forms of lube widely available, and from so many places including pharmacies, health stores and supermarkets. So it’s a great time to start incorporating it into your sex life!
When considering solutions to the climate change crisis, sexual health might not be the first thing to come to mind – but it can actually play a very important role in positive environmental strategies.
UHC means that all people can obtain basic health services when they need them, without suffering financial hardship – because health is a fundamental human right. Achieving this is vital as healthy populations can better contribute socially and economically, while poor health is a major driver of poverty.
Cyclone Idai tore through Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on 14 March, leaving hundreds dead and impacting close to 2 million people. IPPF, along with our Member Associations and partners, are on the ground assessing needs and delivering crucial healthcare services.
In September 2018, people all over the world joined together to demand safe abortion access to all after we launched our international movement: I Decide What Happens To My Body.
Our Member Associations around the globe help bring happiness to people every day, by allowing them to access the sexual and reproductive rights they are entitled to.
Safe abortion services are a crucial aspect of healthcare. Estimates suggest that approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies worldwide will end in abortion. But what constitutes quality abortion care for the people that access these services?