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For International Women's Day 2019, we celebrate some of IPPF's female leaders. We speak to the Executive Director of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong and what inspired her to become a sexual and reproductive healthcare advocate and leader.
International Women's Day 2019: Abena Amoah, the executive director of Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, is on a mission to ensure everyone has the right to sexual and reproductive healthcare information and services.
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.
For the last eight years, Fadoua Bakhadda, has been fighting for changes in the law in her role as the Executive Director of the Moroccan Family Planning Association (AMPF). Many see her as a pioneer for sexual health and reproductive rights
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 ...
This page was originally published in 2012 and has since been updated. Myth: Complications with method Some clients who seek family planning incorrectly believe that male condoms can easily get lost in a woman’s vagina or uterus and can travel ...
Contraceptive implants are thin, small (4cm), flexible rods which are implanted under the skin of the upper arm by a doctor or a nurse. They are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
This page was originally published in 2012 and has since been updated. Female sterilization is an effective form of contraception that permanently prevents a woman from becoming pregnant. Sterilization does NOT protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. The ...
This page was originally published in 2012 and has since been updated. Oral contraceptives (the pill) are hormonally active pills which are usually taken by women on a daily basis. They contain either two hormones combined (progestogen and estrogen) or ...
Dragana grew up in socialist Yugoslavia and has been the Executive Director of the Serbian Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for 12 years. A passionate advocate for gender equality, IPPF spoke to her about the challenges women and girls face in Serbia.