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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.
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.
This year to mark World AIDS Day I travelled to Swaziland in southern Africa. I saw and heard first hand stories from a country that has made huge inroads in its efforts to curtail the HIV epidemic but it also ...
Kate Gilmore, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (Programme) addressed our High Level Side Event “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: The key to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls” at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women ...
Zero Discrimination Day is a chance to celebrate diversity and to reject discrimination. By joining our voices together, we can be part of a resounding call for compassion, tolerance and peace. Stigma begins and ends with each one of us ...
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 ...
IPPF’s Senior HIV/AIDS Adviser Alan Smith visits family planning association of India (FPAI) clinics offering services for the transgender community in Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. I visited family planning association of India (FPAI) clinics in Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore, offering ...
At the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, IPPF launched a new publication today featuring personal experiences of HIV-related stigma. Siobhan Warrington, Director, Oral Testimony Works talks about the testimonies collected. “In my experience, stigma is still my most serious challenge ...
The Kazakhstan Association on Sexual and Reproductive Health (KMPA) carried out research to produce a national “HIV Prevention Report Card for Sex Workers”. In this blog, Galina Grebennikova, KMPA’s Executive Director, and Karina Sagitova, a KMPA volunteer, explain why Kazakhstan ...
The Integra Initiative was a five year research project that gathered evidence on the benefits and costs of a range of models for delivering integrated HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in high and medium HIV prevalence settings ...