Carmen Barroso and Michael Brune of the Sierra Club will receive the Population Institute’s Global Media Award for Best Opinion Piece for “Women at... READ MORE


We are an agile and sophisticated network of advocates for sexual and reproductive health and rights that works in nearly every country throughout the Americas. IPPF/WHR works side-by-side with individuals and organizations to strengthen their advocacy skills and develop robust civil society coalitions. We invest in youth leaders by building... READ MORE


The Mobile Health Unit team consists of a nurse, doctor, educator, and driver who work three weeks straight, visiting a different community each day. In Zudáñez, Bolivia, the team packs a vehicle with a stretcher, an oxygen tank, intravenous kits, a ready supply of contraception, and dozens of medications for common sicknesses. Then they set... READ MORE


In a region characterized by high rates of adolescent pregnancy and great income inequality, our services—which include contraception, gynecological consultations, and cervical cancer screenings and prevention—are more essential than ever. Our Mobile Health Unit initiative travel through remote countryside and traverse on impassable roads to... READ MORE


We’ve reached the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, a time set aside to internationally recognize the atrocities committed against women and girls and recommit to putting a stop to them. Despite the campaign, Caribbean women and girls were... READ MORE


During a trip to my hometown of Zacatecas, Mexico, I spoke with volunteer health promoters at Mexfam who are making critical changes in their communities. Many of the areas where the health promoters live are plagued by high rates of poverty due to the lack of job... READ MORE


This month, Guttmacher Institute released an in-depth study on the relationship between unintended pregnancy and abortion rates in Mexico. Five years ago, abortion became legal in Mexico City, and our local partner,... READ MORE


I've never felt as strong a connection to the need to provide better access to sexual and reproductive health services than what I felt during a visit to Mexfam’s community health center in my hometown of Zacatecas, Mexico.


When Yitzel Arcia was 15-years-old, she attended a meeting that would change her life. At the meeting, people her own age led a discussion about a subject no adult she knew had mentioned.

“They were talking about sex and relationships, and the changes we were experiencing in our bodies,” said Yitzel. “They were talking about the most... READ MORE

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