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 climate crisis is affecting everyone, but there is no doubt that some communities and groups of people are being more impacted than others. Guest blogger Evelyn Acham, a climate justice activist from Uganda, explains.
With 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, it is the world’s most prevalent cancer. From prevention methods to symptoms, treatment and more, we've covered some of the main questions you might have about it this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Self-care is not a new concept, nor does it apply exclusively to abortion. For decades, this approach has been promoted by health experts as a best practice to guaranteeing positive health outcomes, and more recently, within contraception and abortion programmes.
Hepatitis can be caused by drinking alcohol or through viral infections which and can be transmitted through sexual activity. There are various types of hepatitis, but only hepatitis A, B, and C can be transmitted through unprotected sexual activity.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (commonly known as HIV) is a virus that damages the body’s immune system so it cannot fight off infections. HIV lives in the blood and some bodily fluids (semen, including pre-cum, and vaginal fluids).
Genital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are small growths or bumps that appear on or around the genital or anal area. There are over 100 different types of HPV which can affect different parts of the body. The most common way for HPV to be passed on is through skin-to-skin contact with someone who has the virus.
Syphilis is caused by a bacteria called treponema pallidum and is easily passed from one person to another through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex or sharing sex toys.
Pubic lice are very small, crab-like parasitic insects which live on the pubic hair and survive on human blood. Pubic lice are not necessarily sexually transmitted but are passed on through close bodily contact, including vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a tiny parasite called trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and infects the vagina and urethra.
Genital herpes is a very common virus that can stay in the body for life, but it usually doesn’t lead to serious health problems. It is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). There are two types, HSV-1 and HSV-2 and both can infect the genital and anal area and also the mouth and nose (cold sores).