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IPPF applauds the Cabinet on this landmark decision which approved the bill allowing abortion up to 24 weeks.
Kalpana Apte’s passion to campaign for sexual and reproductive health and rights in India was sparked when she met a 38-year-old woman at an FPAI clinic. The woman had six living children, had two miscarriages and was desperate for contraception. That day Kalpana couldn’t help but has made it her life’s work to help others since.
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.
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.
After generations of oppression under a colonial-era law, today the LGBTI community in India celebrated the scrapping of key provisions in Section 377 from the Indian Penal Code, which had previously outlawed consensual same-sex sexual relations.
In India, lack of awareness of cancer as a treatable disease remains low, and women's access to screening and treatment services is limited.

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Third BRICS Officials and Experts Seminar on Population Matters, Moscow. Government Ministers, officials and experts from the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China, and Republic of South Africa have gathered in ...
By 2020, in India alone there will be more than 45 million women of reproductive age with an unmet need for contraception* – more than all the women of this age in the UK, France and Germany combined. Lack of ...