Emergency contraception is a safe and effective method for preventing unwanted pregnancy and can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 99%. Yet, in many countries, women face barriers to accessing it. The majority of women in low‑income countries are unaware of EC. Moreover, some providers have negative attitudes toward providing EC to women and girls
The Global Financing Facility (GFF) is a financing mechanism in support of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health launched in 2015. This IPPF briefing sets out recommendations for GFF stakeholders and financiers as the GFF undergoes its first replenishment process.
The Association Burundaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial's (ABUBEF) provides vital integrated services to local communities, including contraception, prevention and treatment of HIV.The Global Gag Rule (GGR) threatens their very existence and are set to lose 39% of their funding.
The continuation of many vital health services Amodefa offers in Mozambique are under threat following the reintroduction of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) by the US Administration. The Global Gag Rule (GGR) stops US aid to all health programmes run by organisations who perform or counsel on abortion.
The study, commissioned by IPPF and funded by the IPPF Japan Trust Fund for HIV and Reproductive Health, provides evidence of the challenges to and benefits of universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.