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.

"Sexual and reproductive health represents a major public health issue in times of epidemics because women and girls can be more exposed. It is essential that we continue to offer services for treating infections and for family planning, pregnancy and childbirth. "
Asba Hann is the president of the Guediawaye chapter of IPPF’s Africa region youth action movement. She explains how the Global Gag Rule (GGR) cuts have deprived youth of a space to ask questions about their sexuality and seek advice on contraception.
Senegal’s IPPF Member Association, Association Sénégalaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial (ASBEF) ran two clinics in Senegal's capital, Dakar, until funding was cut in 2017 due to the reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) by the US administration. Meet the healthcare providers on the frontline, continuing to provide care to those that need it most.
Senegal’s IPPF Member Association, Association Sénégalaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial (ASBEF) was forced to close their clinic in the struggling suburb of Guediawaye. None felt the loss harder than regular ASBEF clients, who relied heavily on the quality healthcare provided by the clinic.
Two years into the Global Gag Rule, IPPF Member Association ASBEF is feeling the devastating impact on its healthcare services – but they are determined to continue providing vital healthcare services.
Expanding contraceptive choices offers the potential to put power into women’s hands said the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in reaction to the Sayana Press announcement by Pfizer BD, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and CIFF today. IPPF ...
Senegal is in the midst of a health system crisis. There are only 10 doctors per 100,000 people (compared to the UK's 270 per 100,000), and health infrastructure and systems are poorly resourced and often low quality. The Association Sénégalaise ...