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Launched in late 2018, IPPF’s Medical Abortion Commodities Database is filling a knowledge gap and helping those working on safe abortion identify quality products to use in healthcare programmes and to inform policy.
In September 2018, people all over the world joined together to demand safe abortion access to all after we launched our international movement: I Decide What Happens To My Body.
Our Member Associations around the globe help bring happiness to people every day, by allowing them to access the sexual and reproductive rights they are entitled to.
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?
In Sri Lanka abortion is severely restricted, meaning that rates of unsafe abortion are high. We spoke with the Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka's advocacy director to find out how they are working to change that.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women and girls in Albania. Financial and physical barriers often mean many delay seeking medical advice, especially those that live in rural areas. Understanding the unmet need for rural women, Albanian Centre of Population and Development introduced a faster, more cost and time effective screening tool.
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.
19 November is IMD and this year's theme is "men leading by example". So here are a few ways you can take the lead and be a great male ally when it comes to abortion.
Dayani was assaulted and made pregnant by her boyfriend in Sri Lanka, where access to abortion is extremely restricted. IPPF and its members are working to ensure no one goes through a horrifying ordeal like this again.
Following the resounding Yes vote in Ireland, abortion reform in Northern Ireland is now firmly on the agenda. This is a crucial time for MPs to stand up for all women there.