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International Planned Parenthood Federation-Western Hemisphere

MISSION

IPPF aims to improve the quality of life of individuals by campaigning for sexual and reproductive health and rights through advocacy and services, especially for poor and vulnerable people. We defend the right of all young people to enjoy their sexual lives free from ill health, unwanted pregnancy, violence and discrimination. We support a woman’s right to choose to terminate her pregnancy legally and safely. We strive to eliminate sexually transmitted infections and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS.

WHERE YOUR SUPPORT GOES

We support the right of women, men, and young people to make decisions about their own bodies and futures. We promote the prevention of unintended pregnancy through contraception, comprehensive sexuality education, and the elimination of gender-based violence.

We do this by providing technical assistance and support to our partners in the areas of program planning, sustainability, monitoring and evaluation, governance, and fundraising. Together, we build strong institutions and healthy individuals.

THE RESULTS

In 2015, IPPF/WHR’s partners provided more than 31.5 million services across the Americas and the Caribbean, averted over two million unintended pregnancies and provided access to a wide range of services including contraception, breast and cervical cancer screening, HIV treatment, and safe abortion. IPPF/WHR partners also facilitated 19 country-level policy changes.