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).

Our Member Associations around the globe help bring happiness to people every day, by allowing them to access the sexual and reproductive rights they are entitled to.
Contraception use is on the rise, partly thanks to the outreach work The Association Togolaise pour le Bien-Être Familial (ATBEF), in rural communities. Using a network of community-based volunteers and village leaders, ATBEF is reaching as many people as possible.
The unmet need for contraception in Togo currently stands at 34% of the population. Association Togolaise pour le Bien-Être Familial (ATBEF) are turning clients like Dahide and village chief Sossou Sagna into family planning advocates within their communities.
Abla Abassa is a community health worker for Association Togolaise pour le Bien-Être Familial (ATBEF), Togo. She is one of 279 community workers in her region and her work takes her to the remotes areas where the unmet need for contraception is the greatest.
Yaori and his wife Ami heard about vasectomies on the radio. Having six children already, they decided to head to their local family planning clinic, ATBEF, for more information. ATBEF is currently the only provider of keyhole vasectomies there and to date, they have performed 159 procedures.
Realizing the importance of involving village leaders to educate their local communities on the harms of forced early marriage and forced sex work in rural areas, Association Togolaise Pour le Bien-Être Familial (ATBEF) created the Village Girl Protection Charters. To date, 870 villages have signed up.
In Togo, 17% of young women will give birth before the age of 18. Contraception use in local communities was 17% before IPPF's Member Association ATBEF began their outreach work in schools and villages. Today the rate is 23% nationwide.
After marrying early, 21-year-old Muna decided that two children was what she wanted for the time being. So she approached the Family Planning Association of Nepal for help.
If you regularly use withdrawal as a contraception method, pre-ejaculate fluid is something you may want to know more about, especially if you are not planning a pregnancy or are worried about HIV and STIs.
The lives of millions of women and girls across Africa and South Asia will be transformed by new sexual and reproductive healthcare programmes led by IPPF and Marie Stopes International.