Roughly seven million women were treated in the developing world for complications from unsafe abortion in 2012, according to a new study by Susheela Singh and Isaac Maddow-Zimet, researchers at the Guttmacher Institute. Not only is the ... More »
In a major step forward for women’s access to safe abortion care, the government of Nepal recently announced that abortion services will be available free of charge at public health facilities. Abortion has been legal in Nepal since ... More »
Members of the U.S. Congress today released a letter sent to President Barack Obama, urging him to loosen restrictions on safe abortion care in U.S. foreign assistance, known as the Helms Amendment. The letter, signed by Reps. Eliot Engel ... More »
At Matero Reference Health Center in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, dedicated young volunteers staff the youth-friendly corner—a private space where young people come for counseling on sexual and reproductive health topics, ... More »
A new video by Ipas Central America highlights the work of a youth-led collective in Nicaragua to prevent and combat sexual abuse through training workshops with teachers, students, parents and the media.
Ipas began supporting the ... More »
At this moment there are women around the world who need basic reproductive health care, but who have few options in health care providers. In the United States, Planned Parenthood has been an essential part of the network of reproductive ... More »
Health Worker Roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception is now available online from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The guidelines provide recommendations for expanding of health worker roles in ... More »
The final findings of a two-year review of the Malawi abortion law were unveiled on Friday by the Malawi Law Commission, a body comprised of representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Judiciary, faith and traditional leaders, the Law ... More »
Leading up to a scheduled visit by President Barack Obama to Kenya this week, 71 U.S.-based NGOs have written the President a letter asking him to learn more while he is there about the impact of restrictive U.S. policies on women’s ... More »
Ipas celebrated its President and CEO Liz Maguire, devoted leader of 16 years, at a reception on June 24 in Washington, DC. Liz is retiring in July, and friends and colleagues from her career spanning 40 years of work to improve women’s ... More »
On Friday, June 26th, Ipas President and CEO, Elizabeth Maguire, participated in a panel marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S. international family planning program, recognized as one of the most effective programs in U.S. foreign ... More »
Katherine L. Turner, MPH, Ipas senior health systems advisor, heads a multi-disciplinary team to develop, review and update Ipas’s global health systems guidance, training curricula and service delivery tools. For over a decade, ... More »
With abortion-related causes accounting for an estimated 26 percent of maternal mortality in Uganda, the country’s Ministry of Health has approved national standards and guidelines aimed at reducing deaths and injuries caused by ... More »
The Ipas Board of Directors is pleased to appoint John D. Hetherington as the next President and CEO.
Currently the Managing Director of Population Services International/Europe (PSI), Mr. Hetherington has a wealth of leadership ... More »
Ipas welcomed the announcement today that U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) has introduced the 2015 Global Democracy Promotion Act. This act is intended to permanently block the Global Gag Rule, a policy that denies U.S. international family ... More »
When “Youth+Tech+Health Live 2015” convened in San Francisco last month, bringing together youth advocates and technology and health experts from around the world, Ipas and partners were on hand to put sexual and reproductive ... More »
On May 5, the United Nations Secretary General released the Zero Draft of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health Round 2 (May-June 2015).
While the document acknowledges high numbers of ... More »
In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, Ipas is relieved to report that all members of the Ipas Nepal country team are safe. “Our hearts go out to the people of Nepal, who are struggling bravely in ... More »
Kenyan pop band Sauti Sol has been at the top of the charts with their song "Nerea." In the song, a man is asking his pregnant girlfriend not to have an abortion, arguing that their child could be the next Mandela or President Obama. ... More »
This year, on International Day of the Midwife, we salute midwives and their commitment to provide full spectrum care for women—throughout their reproductive lives. The International Confederation of Midwives supports ... More »
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