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UHC means that all people can obtain basic health services when they need them, without suffering financial hardship – because health a fundamental human right. Achieving this is vital as healthy populations can better contribute socially and economically, while poor health is a major driver of poverty.
Cyclone Idai tore through Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on 14 March, leaving hundreds dead and impacting close to 2 million people. IPPF, along with our Member Associations and partners, are on the ground assessing needs and delivering crucial healthcare services.
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?
This page was originally published in 2012 and has since been updated. Myth: Complications with method Some clients who seek family planning incorrectly believe that male condoms can easily get lost in a woman’s vagina or uterus and can travel ...
Contraceptive implants are thin, small (4cm), flexible rods which are implanted under the skin of the upper arm by a doctor or a nurse. They are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
This page was originally published in 2012 and has since been updated. Myth: Abortion Some couples do not want to use the IUD because they incorrectly believe that the IUD prevents pregnancy by causing abortions. Fact: IUDs do not work ...
This page was originally published in 2012 and has since been updated. Oral contraceptives (the pill) are hormonally active pills which are usually taken by women on a daily basis. They contain either two hormones combined (progestogen and estrogen) or ...
This page was originally published in 2012 and has since been updated. Female sterilization is an effective form of contraception that permanently prevents a woman from becoming pregnant. Sterilization does NOT protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. The ...