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).

Are you an activist? Maybe you’re an experienced professional with a passion for sexual and reproductive health and rights? Or perhaps a younger person seeking to affect change? If so, we need you.
Thanks to a programme supported by Danish Family Planning Association and delivered by Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana, midwife Sophia Abrafi has been able to expand on the services she provides - especially to young people.
Factory workers at Mim Cashew, in a small town in rural Ghana, are taking their reproductive health choices into their own hands, thanks to a four-year project rolled out by Planned Parenthood Association Ghana (PPAG) along with the Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA).
When Gifty Anning Agyei was pregnant, her classmates teased her, telling her she should drop out of school. With help from Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana and the Danish Family Planning Association, Gifty got the support she needed to continue her studies.
Dorcas Amakyewaa works in a cashew factory on the outskirts of Mim, Ghana. In 2018, Planned Parenthood Association Ghana and Danish Family Planning Association, launched a programme to help expand access to services and information to the community of Mim. Dorcas jumped at the chance to become a peer educator.
Ever wondered if you or your partner are putting on an external (male) condom correctly? What about taking it off? Learn this and more with our handy guide.
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This IMAP statement serves as a reminder of this call to action to ensure all people have access to comprehensive SRH services, including integrated contraceptive and HIV/STI services, provided through primary healthcare.
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Following the following the release of the result of the ECHO trial and the WHO latest guidance statement and revised Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) for contraceptive use, IPPF developed a follow-up technical brief to support IPPF MAs and frontline service providers’ work regarding the provision of the integrated contraceptive, HIV and other STI programmes to expand access and contraceptive choice.
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The results of the ECHO trial were published in the Lancet on 13 June 2019. The ECHO trial finds no link between HIV acquisition and the use of DMPA-IM, progestogen implant, and non-hormonal copper IUD.
Condoms have come a long way since the days of being fashioned from animal intestines (surprise: these are still a thing). They now come in all shapes and sizes – from textured to pre-lubricated to novelty glow-in-the-dark condoms – so there is something for almost everyone.