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Zofia, 15, is Bulgarian. She plans to finish her studies before looking for a job. She’s in a steady relationship and wants to avoid getting pregnant. Her family doctor told her that hormonal contraceptives were dangerous and threatened to tell ...
This World Contraception Day, we highlight the worrying situation in Romania, where the political climate as well as the loss of development funding since the country joined the EU has created a serious obstacle to access to contraception. The impact ...
In 1983, religious conservative groups, fearing the Irish Supreme Court might infer a right to abortion into the Constitutional right to privacy, managed to insert an amendment in the Irish Constitution. This amendment equates the right to life of a ...
The Kazakhstan Association on Sexual and Reproductive Health (KMPA) carried out research to produce a national “HIV Prevention Report Card for Sex Workers”. In this blog, Galina Grebennikova, KMPA’s Executive Director, and Karina Sagitova, a KMPA volunteer, explain why Kazakhstan ...
“It felt like I was on trial,” says Galina Chirkina, the Executive Director of IPPF’s Member Association in Kyrgyzstan, the Reproductive Health Alliance (RHAK), about her experience at a Parliamentary hearing convened on 12 October 2013 to discuss the claim ...
Specialist training on sexuality education expands across Europe
Specialist training on sexuality education expands across Europe IPPF EN considers people with disabilities a highly vulnerable group needing special attention when it comes to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Member Associations have increasingly been called on to address ...
Across the city at Poraka's Day Centre for adults, the light-filled central room, with its open- plan kitchen and large work tables, is a hive of activity. The Centre aims to help users to be more independent in their daily ...