While abortion is considered illegal in Bangladesh, menstrual regulation, which has been a part of the country’s family planning program since 1979, is allowed up to 10–12 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period.
When Vanuatu population was evacuated due to the volcano activity, IPPF Humanitarian team and the Vanuatu Family Health Association responded to the emergency with mobile health clinics, dignity kits and awareness session, providing life-saving care to the displaced population.
Mexfam, IPPF member association in Mexico, continued to provide free healthcare during and after the humanitarian crisis caused by record-breaking earthquakes in September 2017, despite many members of staff losing their homes and even family members.
In September Mexico suffered from a devastating magnitude 7.1 earthquake that left many dead and injured, crushing buildings and destroying infrastructure. We immediately activated our humanitarian response network. Mexfam, IPPF member association in Mexico, continued to provide free healthcare, despite many members of staff losing their homes and even family members.
Incessant rains across Sri Lanka during May 2017 affected over half a million people in seven districts. Most affected was the Ratnapura district where over 20,000 people faced flash floods, and where 46 deaths were reported.
The earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 caused devastation and destruction that the country has still not recovered from. Almost 9,000 people lost their lives and over 22,000 were injured in Nepal’s worst natural disaster for 80 years. The ...
Even before Cyclone Winston, there was very little knowledge about contraception and sexually transmitted infections in Fiji. IPPF health professionals are now providing the affected population with counselling and advice on family planning and sexual health.
For many mothers in Fiji, the IPPF outreach established after the Cyclone Winston were the first place where they heard about family planning. They can now decide how many children they want. Read more stories