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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.
Ima, 24, a recently qualified midwife from Indonesia, is a panellist in the Global Dialogue for Citizen-led Accountability for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health at the World Health Assembly this week. Here Ima talks about the special challenges of working ...
Girls age 15 to 19 with a diagnosis of a major mental illness are almost three times as likely to give birth as adolescents without mental health issues. Education is key.
Imagine this: You’re pregnant, living at home, expecting to give birth in a few weeks’ time with the assistance of staff at your local clinic. But then disaster strikes.
In the north of Myanmar is a conflict-torn border region where fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee. Debanjana Choudhuri, Manager with IPPF’s SPRINT Initiative, visited the state of Kachin which ...
Thousands of participants will gather for the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan, this March. Aditi Ghosh, Emergency Response Manager for SPRINT Initiative, explains why this year marks a turning point for disaster relief. Those ...
Esther Mukami Njoroge was 16 and pregnant when arrived at a clinic run by Family Health Options Kenya. It was the start of a thirty year relationship. She explains why. It was 1982, I was 16 and pregnant with my ...
How do they work? Injectables contain a progestin like the natural hormone progesterone in a woman’s body. There are two types: medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) and norethisterone enanthate (NET-EN). Because these injectables do not contain estrogen, they can be used throughout ...
Proper insertion technique can help prevent many problems, such as infection, expulsion, and perforation. Follow proper infection-prevention procedures. Use high-level disinfected or sterile instruments. High-level disinfect by boiling, steaming, or soaking them in disinfectant chemicals. Use a new, presterilized IUD ...