Contraception

One of our main priorities is to ensure universal access to, and informed use of effective contraception. Millions of people lack the knowledge and information to determine when or whether they have children, and they are unable to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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Think you know your IUDs from your implants? Challenge yourself to our contraception quiz now! You might be surprised by what you find out...
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Injectable contraceptives are an increasingly popular method of family planning. They are safe, discrete, highly effective, and generally last for several months.
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Emergency contraception is a safe and effective method for preventing unwanted pregnancy and can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 99%. Yet, in many countries, women face barriers to accessing it. The majority of women in low‑income countries are unaware of EC. Moreover, some providers have negative attitudes toward providing EC to women and girls

Contraception methods and how they work

Learn more about contraception with our videos, read our stories from the ground and take the contraceptive challenge!
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Watch this short animation to learn more about the contraceptive injection!
On 23rd January 2017, President Trump signed an order reinstating the Global Gag Rule (GGR). An order that has denied millions of US dollars in vital funding to organisations who did not sign the order that targets abortion. IPPF visited Burundi to document the impact of the GGR on the ground.
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The Association Burundaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial's (ABUBEF) provides vital integrated services to local communities, including contraception, prevention and treatment of HIV.The Global Gag Rule (GGR) threatens their very existence and are set to lose 39% of their funding.
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Learn more about the Female Condom, the only female-controlled contraceptive method that protects you against unintended pregnancies and STIs.
For the first time men and adolescent boys, sexual and reproductive healthcare needs are put in the spotlight.
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About 700,000 people work in Cambodia’s garment factories, many of them migrant women from rural areas who typically possess low levels of education. According to Dr. Sreng, not only do these women often lack crucial health knowledge, but they tend ...