HIV and STIs

The majority of HIV infections are sexually transmitted or are associated with pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. 

Our work links prevention with treatment, care and support, reduces HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and responds to unique regional and national characteristics of the epidemic.

The proportion of high-intensity cyclones and hurricanes has increased due to warmer global temperatures. To deal with the effects of this disaster, the support from IPPF’s Member Association in Indonesia was requested, in the form of reproductive health services for the community – an often overlooked but vital area needed in humanitarian responses.
New data from the Guttmacher institute shows the impact of the UK aid cuts on sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide for the fiscal Year 2021–2022
The Moonlight Star Clinic in Bwaise, Kampala provides integrated HIV and contraceptive care to the local urban community including sex workers, migrants, and young people. An initiative run by Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU), the clinic offers care through evening outreach sessions, which were introduced to accommodate clients’ work schedules, making healthcare more accessible and convenient.
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.
Take a journey with Ada to discover her story. Like many people, she has just found out that she is pregnant, but she cannot afford to raise another child. She has decided to have an abortion. What will her options be, and what will she choose?
The Get Up, Speak Out! initiative works with and for young people to overcome barriers such as unequal gender norms, negative attitudes towards sexuality, taboos about sex, menstruation, and abortion. Empowering youth communities – especially girls and young women – is at the heart of the work.

Climate crisis and sexual and reproductive health and rights

The climate crisis is underpinned by grave injustice. The countries most affected by the climate crisis are the ones least responsible for contributing to it. IPPF's vision is of a world where all people are free to make choices about their sexuality and well‑being, without discrimination. This vision is threatened by the climate crisis.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is deeply saddened by the passing of Ingar Brüggemann, who led IPPF as its Director-General from 1995-2002.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) welcomes the unanimous decision taken by the Supreme Court of Mexico to decriminalize abortion.