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 Trump administration expanded the Mexico City Policy - also known as the Global Gag Rule - to deny U.S funding to organizations that provide abortion care using non-US funds, the impact was felt immediately by those who had worked so hard on the ground to bring healthcare to communities, especially in hard-to-reach areas. Thanks to emergency funds from She Decides, Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association is slowly rebuilding relationships and providing healthcare to those communities affected by the funding cuts.
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.
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?
This page was originally published in 2012 and has since been updated. Myth: Abortion Some couples do not want to use the IUD because they incorrectly believe that the IUD prevents pregnancy by causing abortions. Fact: IUDs do not work ...