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Expanding contraceptive choices offers the potential to put power into women’s hands said the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in reaction to the Sayana Press announcement by Pfizer BD, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and CIFF today.
IPPF is already playing a major role in the introduction of Sayana Press to increase access to the world’s most poorest and underserved women and girls.
IPPF advises and collaborates in Advanced Family Planning (AFP) national and global advocacy efforts. The partnership works to increase financial investments and political commitment needed to ensure access to family planning through effective advocacy. AFP is comprised by more than 20 partner organisations working in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda with additional opportunity fund grants.
Support for International Family Planning Organizations 2; Sustainable Networks (SIFPO 2) is a five-year programme funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) aimed at improving IPPF's capacity to significantly increase family planning programming worldwide, working in partnership with The Population Council and IPPF Member Associations.
“Immediately after my child was born, I found the market family planning booth to receive free services. The services are right in my community and taking family planning has been a good experience. Things have changed in my life because I can now save money and do other things. I tell my friends they must take their family planning!” - Marie Kamara, 35, Liberia
Study shows that laws act as barrier to young people getting sexual and reproductive health services.
New research published today highlights how the law in different countries often restricts young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services. A series of reports by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) also found that taboos and stigma related to young people’s sexuality are often made worse by restrictive laws.
The prohibition of abortion in El Salvador is an example of a direct legal barrier to SRH access. However many of the barriers are indirect, resulting from:
Association Burkinabé pour le Bien-Etre Familial : training volunteers to deliver information on SRHR, specifically contraception and birth spacing; a project which improved the skills and confidence of volunteers, enabled them to make changes in their own lives and improved community engagement in SRHR and with contraception.
The Central American nation of El Salvador is the most densely populated country in the Americas. With the collapse of international coffee prices, the economic situation has worsened in some rural areas, with particular pressures on young people. ADS, our Member Association in El Salvador, is the largest sexual and reproductive health non-governmental organization in El Salvador, providing over 430,000 services in 2008. This video highlights their work with a particular focus on serving youth, rural populations and those under-served by the public sector.