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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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.
IPPF has welcomed the publication of the results of the Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) trial – but warned they show how much more must be done urgently to combat HIV acquisition and offer real contraceptive choice.
Raphel Marafan Kori, earns an income as a peer educator with Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA). Nine months into her role, she goes door to door in her village trying to ensure parents understand the needs of adolescents in their village and why contraception and services like HIV testing is a protective measure for young people.
Bolelwa Falten in based in Lesotho's capital, Maseru, and has been working as an HIV counselor for the better part of a decade. She handles five different Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association posts, providing communities with everything from contraception to HIV testing.
34-year old Makamohelo Tlali is a relatively new beneficiary of family planning services offered monthly at a Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) post near her village. She was encouraged to visit the family planning clinic by a peer mobilizer going door to door in her village.
When considering solutions to the climate change crisis, sexual health might not be the first thing to come to mind – but it can actually play a very important role in positive environmental strategies.
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.