Abortion

IPPF works to ensure that every woman and girl has the human right to choose to be pregnant or not and we will continue to supply and support safe and legal abortion services and care. We are committed to reducing the number of deaths of women and girls who are forced to turn to unsafe abortion methods. Make Abortion Safe. Make Abortion Legal. For all Women and Girls. Everywhere.

The broadcaster says it will stop using the term “heartbeat bill” to describe attempts in the US to introduce six-week abortion bans, after conceding the phrase is biased. IPPF hopes this will prompt BBC News, who have not ruled out using the phrase, to reconsider its position.
We hope these significant findings encourage the US administration to reconsider the Mexico City Policy. It is clear that this policy needs to be reversed to expand access to essential health care for women and girls globally.
The BBC has said it won’t stop labelling attempts to ban abortion after six weeks as “heartbeat bills” – despite conceding the phrase is biased and medically inaccurate. The right thing to do is to stop using it. We call on the BBC to think again.
IPPF welcome the historic decision made by the South Korean Constitutional Court on 11 April overturning a decades-long ban on access to abortion.
Fatima is a midwife and has worked for the Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Agency for 18 years. Her work has not only positively impacted her community but also her personal life.
Amani is a 24 year old midwife and volunteer peer educator with the Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Agency. Her role as a volunteer involves her visiting schools to discuss sexual health in a climate that has many 'taboo' issues such as abortion and sex outside of marriage. This is her story.
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To improve the quality and availability of post‑abortion care during a flood, the Innovation Programme supported the University of Leicester to develop and measure the impact of an integrated intervention package, called RHCC.
Women and girls seeking an abortion face a number of barriers in accessing abortion care. Women like Khawla*, who with three children already and pre-existing health conditions, did not want to continue her pregnancy. Palestine Family Planning and Protection Agency (PFPPA), were there to help ensure she got the care and support she needed.
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.
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?