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Women often have to hide their sexual and reproductive health issues and concerns, for fear of stigmatization, or even coercion and violence. Nurse Leias Obed knows how to work around this.
Kalpana Apte’s passion to campaign for sexual and reproductive health and rights in India was sparked when she met a 38-year-old woman at an FPAI clinic. The woman had six living children, had two miscarriages and was desperate for contraception. That day Kalpana couldn’t help but has made it her life’s work to help others since.
Meet some of people who were so motivated by the discrimination-free healthcare they received from our Member Associations, or by the potential to support their communities in need, that they decided to become much-valued volunteers.
The Global Comprehensive Abortion Care Initiative (GCACI) improves access to quality abortion care and contraception in IPPF Member Association clinics. The Parivar Swasthya Kendra (PSK) clinic outside Mumbai sees a wide range of clients from the underserved communities in the district. The Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) opened the clinic at the request, and need, of a local fisherwomen’s group.
In India, lack of awareness of cancer as a treatable disease remains low, and women's access to screening and treatment services is limited.
Our Humanitarian team were on call to deliver emergency family planning and dignity kits during the evacuation of Vanuatu. The most disaster prone country in the world.
Women and girls are disproportionately affected in humanitarian crises and face multiple sexual and reproductive health challenges in these contexts. IPPF has been providing much needed support to vulnerable communities through our global federation of member associations, who provide contextualised, timely and tailored interventions drawing on local partners' knowledge and expertise. However, recent shifts in the global political landscape are concerning and threaten to undermine IPPF's mission and impact on the ground.
By 2020, in India alone there will be more than 45 million women of reproductive age with an unmet need for contraception* – more than all the women of this age in the UK, France and Germany combined. Lack of ...
India has a strong government programme to eliminate the transmission of HIV from mother to child (eMTCT). This includes free antiretroviral (ART) drugs for pregnant mothers living with HIV, financial support to build houses for people living with HIV and ...