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As part of our Women in Leadership series, IPPF spoke to Ammal Awadallah, Executive Director, Palestine Family Planning and Protection Association (PFPPA), about leading an organization through emergency responses, pushing for change, and empowering women.
The Colombian Constitutional Court has a historical opportunity in its hands as it decides on whether or not to completely remove the crime of abortion from the penal code, making it a public health matter.
The proportion of high-intensity cyclones and hurricanes has increased due to warmer global temperatures. To deal with the effects of this disaster, the support from IPPF’s Member Association in Indonesia was requested, in the form of reproductive health services for the community – an often overlooked but vital area needed in humanitarian responses.
The climate crisis is affecting everyone, but there is no doubt that some communities and groups of people are being more impacted than others. Guest blogger Evelyn Acham, a climate justice activist from Uganda, explains.
Hepatitis can be caused by drinking alcohol or through viral infections which and can be transmitted through sexual activity. There are various types of hepatitis, but only hepatitis A, B, and C can be transmitted through unprotected sexual activity.
An increasing number of people globally live in areas badly affected by conflict, natural disasters, and other fragile humanitarian settings. Women and girls are disproportionately affected by these events by a significant margin – but why?
Knowing how to look after your body can lead to a healthier, safer, and more pleasurable sex life. Taking care of your own sexual health and practicing safer sex can protect you from STIs, including HIV. We've created a series of blogs to help you understand some of the more common STIs and their associated symptoms, treatment and prevention.
Chlamydia is a common bacterial infection, and anyone who is sexually active can catch it. It is caused by bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis that is found in semen and vaginal fluid of people who have the infection.
Genital herpes is a very common virus that can stay in the body for life, but it usually doesn’t lead to serious health problems. It is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). There are two types, HSV-1 and HSV-2 and both can infect the genital and anal area and also the mouth and nose (cold sores).
Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are small growths or bumps that appear on or around the genital or anal area. There are over 100 different types of HPV which can affect different parts of the body. The most common way for HPV to be passed on is through skin-to-skin contact with someone who has the virus.