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.

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Since being introduced in 2009, medical abortion (the abortion pill), is revolutionising how women access abortion care. Almost half of the abortions performed in Nepal are through the medical procedure.
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Have questions about surgical abortion? Watch our explainer video to find out more about the procedure.
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Ever wonder how medical abortion also known as the 'abortion pill, works? In this explainer video, we go through the steps of what to expect during a medical abortion.
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IPPF member association SOFHA (Somaliland Family Health Association) are working hard to educate their local communities on the harm of female genital mutilation (FGM). Slowly, but surely, attitudes are changing.
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Around the world women and girls are forced to turn to unsafe abortion methods due to lack of access to safe abortion methods, abortion stigma and restrictive laws.
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This short video provides useful tips to people who want to educate others about abortion, including ideas on how to create a safe and respectful space for discussion, how to present facts and how to make your session practical.
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This short video (also available in French and Spanish) provides useful tips about what to consider when developing materials relating to abortion, including how to use rights-based messages and how to avoid using stigmatizing language and images.
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The aim of the She Decides Conference was to increase commitments from leading governments around the world, so that organizations like IPPF can continue to provide the critical access life-saving services that millions of women need.
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IPPF Director General Tewodros Melesse has defended the record of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in an interview with BBC World News
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Adama lost her best friend due to an unsafe abortion. This tragedy pushed her to work for and with young people to ensure them access to sexual and reproductive health information and services. WANT TO GET INVOLVED? SUBSCRIBE NOW TO ...