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.
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.
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.
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.
Some 214 million women and girls in developing regions have an unmet need for modern contraception. While the reasons for this are multiple, cost and availability remain major barriers.
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.
For the first time men and adolescent boys, sexual and reproductive healthcare needs are put in the spotlight.
Civil society organizations like IPPF and our partners are renewing our efforts to work in partnership to ensure the commitments are translated into reality.
The past 15 years have been turbulent for this small, landlocked country. Poverty is widespread and the earthquake of 2015 had a devastating effect. Almost 9,000 people were killed and over 22,000 injured, while the effect on houses and buildings ...
Every year, hundreds of millions of women in Sub-Sahara Africa travel to their local health clinics to receive regular contraceptive injections. Injectables are popular because they are safe, discrete, highly effective at preventing unintended pregnancy, and last for several months. ...