World Contraception Day: ‘It’s your life – it’s your future’.

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“To live to their full potential, young people need to have the autonomy to make their own informed decisions about contraception.” 

World Contraception Day takes place on September 26th every year, its aim is to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

Doortje Braeken IPPF’s Senior Adviser on Adolescents, Gender and Rights, said:

“To live to their full potential, young people need to have the autonomy to make their own informed decisions about contraception.  They need the opportunity to learn about all available contraceptive options so they can make their own choices about what suits them best.”

IPPF is part of the World Contraception Day Coalition – twelve organizations dedicated to increasing access to and availability of family planning services. This year IPPF is marking the day with a variety of activities ranging from the European Network’s report ‘A Barometer of Women’s Access to Modern Contraceptive Choice in 16 European Union Member States’  to a World Contraception Day walk organized by Kenya the Member Association, in partnership with Ministry of Health and the  Kenyan SRHR Alliance.

For more on World Contraception Day visit http://www.your-life.com/