IPPF position paper: Universal health coverage and sexual and reproductive health and rights

A woman in Togo receives an injectable contraceptive

IPPF’s vision is of a world where all people are free to make choices about their sexuality and well‑being, without discrimination. This position paper articulates IPPF’s priorities in relation to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and aims to provide guidance for IPPF Member Associations (MAs) and the Federation at large. It was produced through a consultation process involving representatives from MAs and IPPF’s Secretariat through workshop discussions, key informant interviews, and document reviews.

The paper is not meant to be a detailed, operational ‘how to’ tool. Instead, it intends to strengthen IPPF MAs’ and other organizations’ understanding of evidence‑based approaches to scaling up and/or institutionalizing access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and care within a UHC framework. It also highlights key entry points to lead and support such approaches.

This position paper is available in English, French, and Spanish.