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
In light of Dharun Ravi's hate crime conviction , Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States is a timely and insightful book. Documenting the LGBT community's continuing struggle against the justice system, the authors explore how queer expression is subjected to...Read more
Adolescent fertility rates in Latin America and the Caribbean surpass the world average, and more than 1 in 3 women in the region give birth before the age of 20. In rural areas, the adolescent birth rate is even higher. This is partly due to severe income disparities between the rich and the poor...Read more
Adolescent fertility rates in Latin America and the Caribbean surpass the world average, and more than 1 in 3 women in the region give birth before the age of 20. In rural areas, the adolescent birth rate is even higher. This is partly due to severe income disparities between the rich and the poor...Read more
Last month IPPF Director-General Tewodros Melesse gave a speech in which he reaffirmed the Federation's commitment to sexual rights. Here is an inspiring excerpt from that speech: IPPF has a zero-tolerance towards human rights violations. Young people are excluded from contraceptive services...Read more
Despite anti-discrimination legislation to protect the rights of sexual minorities in Venezuela, sexual orientation and gender identity remain taboo and sensitive issues. In 2008, Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled that no individual may be discriminated against or treated in an unequal fashion...Read more