20 February 2019

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

2018

Commitment Progress

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health and rights and has been at the vanguard of delivering comprehensive voluntary family planning services for over 60 years. We are a Federation of 160 autonomous Member Associations and collaborating partners covering over 170 countries, working through a network of more than 40,000 service delivery points located in communities, clinics and outreach services. IPPF will focus on expanding access to and quality of comprehensive sexuality education around the world. At the same time, the Federation will build the movement through campaigns to mobilize more support sexual and reproductive health and rights. IPPF will strengthen sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings by improving access before, during and after conflicts and crisis situations.

In 2012, IPPF committed to increasing family planning services, saving the lives of 54,000 women, averting 46.4 million unintended pregnancies and preventing 12.4 million unsafe abortions. IPPF also committed to trebling the number of comprehensive and integrated sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services provided annually, including 553 million services to adolescents. Additional commitments include establishing technical knowledge centers to train providers of family planning services and develop a compendium of family planning, maternal, child, SRH, and HIV linkages indicators; improving the advocacy capacity of member associations in at least 40 of the 69 Summit priority countries; mobilizing civil society and governments to improve the legislative, policy, regulatory, and financial environment for family planning, and generating support for sexual and reproductive health rights and affordable pricing for contraceptives.

In 2018, IPPF provided 23.5 million CYPs, which averted 10.1 million unintended pregnancies and prevented 3.1 million unsafe abortions. IPPF delivered 95.4 million sexual and reproductive health services to young people in 2018, demonstrating our demonstrates our continued commitment to meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents and young people.

Between 2016 and 2020, IPPF committed to provide: (1) 103 million (cumulative) Couple Years of Protection averting 36.2 million unwanted pregnancies and 4.1 million unsafe abortions; (2) 630 million (cumulative) sexual and reproductive health services to young people. From 2016 to 2018, IPPF has provided 63.3 million CYPs since 2016, representing 61% of commitment; averted 27.2 million unintended pregnancies (75% of commitment); prevented 8.5 million unsafe abortions (201% of commitment) and reached 258.6 million young people (41% of commitment) with sexual and reproductive health services.

2017

Commitment Progress

Between 2016 and 2020, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) will provide: (1) 103 million (cumulative) Couple Years of Protection averting 36.2 million unwanted pregnancies and 4.1 million unsafe abortions; (2) 630 million (cumulative) sexual and reproductive health services to young people. IPPF will continue to work to promote women’s empowerment, and eliminate sexual and gender-based violence, female genital mutilation and early and forced marriage. IPPF’s determination to reach the under-served and most marginalized groups, as well as providing healthcare to those affected by humanitarian crises continues.

IPPF is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health and rights  and has been at the vanguard of delivering comprehensive voluntary family planning services for over 60 years. We are a Federation  of 164 autonomous Member Associations and collaborating partners covering over 170 countries, working through a network of more than 40,000 service delivery points located in communities, clinics and outreach services. IPPF will focus on expanding access to and quality of comprehensive sexuality education around the world. At the same time, the Federation will build the movement through campaigns to mobilize more support sexual and reproductive health and rights. IPPF will strengthen sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings by improving access before, during and after conflicts and crisis situations.

IPPF is also a committed partner to FP2020 in support of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030). More information on their FP2020 commitment can be found here.

Commitment Progress

IPPF provided 21.1 million couple years of protection (CYP) in 2017, which helped women avert an estimated 6.6 million unintended pregnancies and 1.7 million unsafe abortions. The largest increases between 2016 and 2017 in service delivery of a choice of contraceptive methods for women , girls and men and the resulting CYP’s were from injectables (an increase of 23 per cent), implants (an increase of 18 per cent) and intrauterine devices ( an increase of 17 per cent). The value of CYP for condoms also increased by 13 per cent between 2016 and 2017, with 284.9 million condoms distributed in 2016. There was a slightly higher proportion of CYP from long-acting reversible methods than in previous years (56 per cent in 2017; 54 per cent in 2016; 46 per cent in 2015), continuing the annual trend of growth in CYP from injectables, intrauterine devices and implants. The proportions of CYP from short-acting and permanent methods were 36 per cent and 8 per cent respectively.

IPPF delivered 88.6 million sexual and reproductive health services to young people in 2017. This represents 42 per cent of all IPPF sexual and reproductive health services delivered and demonstrates our continued commitment to meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of young people. The most common types of clinical services delivered to young people were contraception (35 per cent), and HIV-related services, including sexually transmitted infections (23 per cent).

2015

Between 2016 and 2020, IPPF will provide: (1) 103 million (cumulative) Couple Years of Protection thereby averting 36.2 million unwanted pregnancies and 4.1 million unsafe abortions; (2) 630 million (cumulative) sexual and reproductive health services to young people. IPPF will also continue to work to promote women’s empowerment, and to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence, female genital mutilation and early and forced marriage. IPPF’s determination to serve the under-served and most marginalised groups, as well as to reach those affected by humanitarian crises also continues.

IPPF is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health and rights, and has been at the vanguard of delivering comprehensive voluntary family planning services for over 60 years. We are a consortium of 161 autonomous Member Associations that work through an extensive network of 60,277 service delivery points located in communities, clinics and outreach services. IPPF will focus on expanding access to and quality of comprehensive sexuality education around the world. At the same time, we will run popular campaigns to mobilize those who support sexual and reproductive health and rights. IPPF will strengthen sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings by improving access before, during and after conflicts and crisis situations.

IPPF is also a commitment maker to FP2020 in support of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030). More information on their FP2020 commitment can be found here.

Commitment Progress

IPPF provided 18.8 million couple years of protection (CYP) in 2016, which helped women avert an estimated 5.8 million unintended pregnancies and 1.5 million unsafe abortions. The largest increases between 2015 and 2016 in CYP were from implants (45 per cent), intrauterine devices (33 per cent) and oral contraceptive pills (23 per cent). The value of CYP for condoms also increased by 14 per cent between 2015 and 2016, with 251.3 million condoms distributed in 2016. There was a higher proportion of CYP from long-acting reversible methods than in previous years (54 per cent in 2016; 46 per cent in 2015), continuing the annual trend of growth in CYP from intrauterine devices and implants. The proportions of CYP from short-acting and permanent methods were 36 per cent and 10 per cent respectively.

IPPF delivered 74.6 million sexual and reproductive health services to young people in 2016. This represents 41 per cent of all IPPF services delivered, and demonstrates our continued commitment to meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of young people. The most common types of services delivered to young people were contraception (38 per cent) and HIV-related services, including sexually transmitted infections (24 per cent).

2014- Every Newborn Action Plan

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) commits, as a contribution along the continuum of care that will benefit newborns, to mobilise people in support of the I Decide campaign, which tackles a number of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues, including child, early, and forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), and lack of autonomy over birth control. Outcomes expected from this commitment include: at least half a million signatures and photos from members of the public, politicians, advocates and public figures collected; SRHR, including access to rights-based family planning is kept high on the international agenda as a critical development issue; and access to rights-based family planning, which leads to better child spacing, delayed first pregnancies, and optimal health for both mothers and newborns is increased.

As one of seven partners in the Access, Services and Knowledge (ASK) program: What young people want, what young people need, IPPF commits to improving access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and services and creating an enabling environment for policy change in seven countries by December 2015. Key expected outcomes include improved provision of SRHR services at the community level across seven countries; increased number of clinics trained to provide youth-friendly services; and increased availability of contraceptives to young people.

2012—London Family Planning Summit

IPPF supports the Civil Society (CS) Declaration to the London Summit on Family Planning (LSFP). By 2020, IPPF will increase family planning services, saving the lives of 54,000 women, averting 46.4 million unintended pregnancies and preventing 12.4 million unsafe abortions. IPPF will triple the number of comprehensive and integrated sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services provided annually, including 553 million services to adolescents. IPPF will establish technical knowledge centers to train providers of family planning services and will develop a compendium of family planning, maternal, child, SRH, and HIV linkages indicators. IPPF will improve the advocacy capacity of Member Associations in at least 40 of the 69 Summit priority countries. IPPF will mobilize CS and governments to improve the legislative, policy, regulatory and financial environment for family planning, and will mobilize the international movement created through IPPF’s role as Co-Vice Chair of the Stakeholder Group to the LSFP to hold governments accountable. IPPF will generate support for SRHR from regional bodies, the Oil Rich States, the G20, BRICS and emerging economies, advocate to the pharmaceutical industry for affordable pricing for contraceptives and raise awareness and change the attitudes of community, political and public opinion leaders to support SRHR for all.

2010

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) commits through the HAND to HAND Campaign to strive to contribute to meeting the needs of the 215 million women with unmet needs for contraception by increasing the number of new users of IPPF contraceptive services by at least 50% by 2015, and at least doubling the number of unintended pregnancies averted through the Campaign. By 2015 they aim to deliver 80% of services to the poorest, most marginalized and under-served women of the world.

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