Making universal access to sexual and reproductive health a reality – building momentum for comprehensive family planning

In 2015, 225 million women will not have access to contraception globally, resulting in 74 million unplanned pregnancies, ill health and over 500,000 maternal deaths. Maternal health is currently far off track and universal access to sexual and reproductive health remains a distant reality for many of the world’s poor, marginalized and vulnerable women, men and young people.

To enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraception by 2020, IPPF is doing its part by:

• increasing family planning services to save the lives of 54,000 women, averting 46.4 million unintended pregnancies and preventing unsafe abortion

• tripling the number of comprehensive and integrated sexual and reproductive health services annually, including 553 million services to adolescents

For over 60 years, IPPF has been at the vanguard in delivering comprehensive voluntary family planning services and is the leading global service provider for sexual and reproductive health.

This technical briefing showcases IPPF’s work globally. We are a grassroots organization, directed by and responding to the needs of the communities that we serve.