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Knowing how to look after your vagina, vulva, cervix, and uterus can lead to a healthier, safer, and more pleasurable life. From natural hygiene to screening for cervical cancer and sexually-transmitted infections, we've got you covered.
Cervical cancer affects many lives. In fact, it is the fourth most common cancer globally – but it is preventable. From prevention methods to symptoms, treatment and more, we've covered some of the main questions you might have about it.
The landscape of period products has changed dramatically in recent years. From the more 'traditional' options of sanitary pads and tampons, to the innovative absorbent underwear, there are lots of options. Allow us to show you some them!
A pregnancy during the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) could mean that fear, anxiety and uncertainty around your health and your unborn baby’s health has crept in. Understandably, you may have a lot of questions, so to help you answer some of these we've put together the following guidance on pregnancy and COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
On 23rd January 2017, President Trump signed an order reinstating the Global Gag Rule (GGR). An order that has denied millions of US dollars in vital funding to organisations who did not sign the order that targets abortion. IPPF visited Burundi to document the impact of the GGR on the ground.
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.