In 2009, L.C., a 13-year-old girl living in Peru was raped. When she discovered she was pregnant, L.C. jumped from the roof of her house in an unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. Due to her injuries, she needed surgery, but doctors would not perform it because she was pregnant, nor would they...Read more
Today marks the beginning of the 45th meeting of the United Nations Commission for Population and Development —or CPD—in New York, and we will be covering the convening throughout the week. At the CPD, IPPF/WHR staff will be working with governments, youth advocates from the region, and our allies...Read more
Today marks the beginning of the 45th meeting of the United Nations Commission for Population and Development —or CPD—in New York, and we will be covering the convening throughout the week. At the CPD, IPPF/WHR staff will be working with governments, youth advocates from the region, and our allies...Read more
You can't make lasting change without two key ingredients: services that fill an unmet need and policies that support the provision of those vital services. Every year, our network of 40 Member Associations delivers high-quality sexual and reproductive health services to millions of people across...Read more
You can't make lasting change without two key ingredients: services that fill an unmet need and policies that support the provision of those vital services. Every year, our network of 40 Member Associations delivers high-quality sexual and reproductive health services to millions of people across...Read more
January 22nd marks the 39th anniversary of one of the most significant legal decisions of the 20th century, Roe v. Wade . This landmark ruling from the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion and changed the course of history for women in this country. Yet women in Latin America and the...Read more
Earlier this month the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, identified women’s empowerment and global health as priority issues during his second term. In order to help jumpstart these goals, we’ve thought of actions the United Nations can take to support the sexual and...Read more
As a part of The Aspen Institute's 7 Billion: Conversations that Matter series, IPPF/WHR Regional Director Carmen Barroso spoke on a panel last Thursday entitled "The Road to Rio: Climate Change, Population and Sustainability." The event featured leaders from the environmental, sustainability, and...Read more
“How will you marshal your power, skills, and values to make the world a place in which all people matter?” asks Jennifer Baumgardner in her recently published book, F 'em! Goo goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls . For more than 15 years, Baumgardner has used her own unique skills as a writer to...Read more
As the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon is uniquely positioned to heighten awareness of pressing international issues. This month marks the beginning of the Secretary-General's second five-year term, and he has already made his commitment to global health clear. “We have to...Read more