‘Thank you for believing in young leaders’

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Claudia Martinez Lopez, a 2016 recipient of Ipas’s Maguire Fellowship, has a simple message for all donors who supported the program—as well as the mentors, colleagues and new-found friends who guided the fellows during their international work placements earlier this year: “Thank you for believing in young leaders.” The Maguire Fellowship for Young Leaders, an ...

Postabortion contraception findings point to 'tremendous opportunity' to improve uptake

Monday, September 26, 2016

A new, large-scale study by Ipas finds that offering women contraceptive counselling and a choice of methods at the time of abortion can significantly improve contraceptive uptake, even in settings where contraceptive prevalence is low. Its findings underscore a “tremendous opportunity” to reduce the unmet need for contraception, reduce unintended pregnancy and decrease unsafe abortion.

The global movement for safe, legal abortion

Thursday, September 22, 2016

When abortion is a crime, women suffer—along with their families and communities. But advocates for women’s health and rights around the world are increasingly successful at breaking down the laws and other barriers that keep women from accessing safe abortion.

The youth-friendly corner

Monday, August 29, 2016

What do you call a private space staffed by dedicated young volunteers where youth can come for counseling and referrals for sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion? A “youth-friendly corner,” naturally. And within clinics across Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, these specially tailored spaces are making a real difference.

Using street theater to teach about safe abortion

Friday, August 19, 2016

These amazing young Zambians have found a creative way to teach their community about safe abortion. Check out this photo story and video!

Youth at the center

Friday, August 12, 2016

For International Youth Day, we're focused on what it looks like to put youth at the center of programs to improve their sexual and reproductive health. In this story, Ipas's Nana Zulu explains her work with young leaders in Zambia.