The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) aims to improve the quality of life of individuals by providing and campaigning for sexual and reproductive health and rights through advocacy and services, especially for poor and vulnerable people.
The Federation defends the right of all people to enjoy sexual lives free from ill health, unwanted pregnancy, violence and discrimination.
IPPF works to ensure that women are not put at unnecessary risk of injury, illness and death as a result of pregnancy and childbirth, and it supports a woman’s right to choose to choose to terminate her pregnancy legally and safely.
IPPF strives to eliminate sexually transmitted infections and to reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.
IPPF works in following priority areas:
Contraception- promotes and provides universal access to contraceptive services for all;
HIV and AIDS- provides prevention with treatment, care and support, reduces HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and responds to unique regional and national characteristics of the epidemic by collaborating with HIV/AIDS organizations;
Women's health-improves of women's sexual and reproductive health and rights; Sexual rights-deals with the consequences of individuals’ and governments’ failure to recognize sexual rights;
Abortion-promotes safe and legal abortion services, and advocates for choice. Advocacy- persuades governments and decision makers at global, regional and national levels, to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, to change policy and to fund programmes and service delivery;
Humanitarian-ensures access to essential lifesaving sexual and reproductive services for women, men and children in times of crises;
Gendar inequality- works at the community level, with local leaders and the media, to overcome misinformation, prejudice and gender discrimination;
Young people and adolescents- provides access to and understanding of contraceptives among young people and respondes to the need for education, information and services for young about contraception.