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Dragana grew up in socialist Yugoslavia and has been the Executive Director of the Serbian Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for 12 years. A passionate advocate for gender equality, IPPF spoke to her about the challenges women and girls face in Serbia.
Lina Sabra is the Executive Director of the Lebanese Association for Family Health (SALAMA). IPPF sat down with Lina to discuss her journey into sexual and reproductive health and rights and what her plans are for advancing SRHR in Lebanon.
IWD (8 March 2019) is a time to celebrate the achievements of fearless women globally. We’re honored to highlight the passion and commitment of doctors, nurses, peer educators, activists and volunteers who dedicate their efforts to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Meet some of people who were so motivated by the discrimination-free healthcare they received from our Member Associations, or by the potential to support their communities in need, that they decided to become much-valued volunteers.
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.
In Togo, 17% of young women will give birth before the age of 18. Contraception use in local communities was 17% before IPPF's Member Association ATBEF began their outreach work in schools and villages. Today the rate is 23% nationwide.
Yaori and his wife Ami heard about vasectomies on the radio. Having six children already, they decided to head to their local family planning clinic, ATBEF, for more information. ATBEF is currently the only provider of keyhole vasectomies there and to date, they have performed 159 procedures.
In September 2018, a huge earthquake struck Indri's home island, killing thousands. Relieved that she made it to safety, Indri also felt an urgent need to give back to her community.
If you regularly use withdrawal as a contraception method, pre-ejaculate fluid is something you may want to know more about, especially if you are not planning a pregnancy or are worried about HIV and STIs.
Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) lost $1.5 million when the global gag rule was re-introduced on January 23rd 2017. Loss of funding forced outreach programmes to close, people to lose their jobs and difficulties in obtaining commodities and supplies.