News and Resources about Youth

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Monday, December 12, 2016

In Bolivia, young people use WhatsApp to prevent unwanted pregnancy

The social networking mobile application WhatsApp—which allows users to send messages, create groups of contacts, and share videos and images for free via wireless Internet from their smart phones—is increasingly popular around ... More »

Monday, November 7, 2016

Research partnership aims to improve youth access to safe abortion and contraception in three African nations

The Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom has announced it will fund a three-year research partnership to explore ways to improve adolescent access to contraception and safe abortion in Malawi, Zambia and Ethiopia. The partnership ... More »

Thursday, October 27, 2016

‘Thank you for believing in young leaders’

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 ... More »

Sunday, May 1, 2016

An evaluation of postabortion contraceptive uptake following a youth-friendly services intervention in Ethiopia

This brief describes a study to evaluate the sustained uptake of postabortion LARC (IUDs and implants) among young women after a youth-friendly services (YFS) intervention by Ipas in Ethiopia. More »

Friday, March 4, 2016

Advancing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls and young women: A focus on safe abortion in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This factsheet for advocates and policymakers explains how The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development can be a powerful tool for advancing adolescent girls’ and young women’s sexual and reproductive rights—especially ... More »

Friday, January 15, 2016

Ipas names first recipients of Maguire Fellowship for Young Leaders

Ipas is proud to announce the 2016 recipients of the Maguire Fellowship for Young Leaders, an international leadership development program for young professionals in the field of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights ... More »

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ipas uses photography to engage Nigerian refugees on their reproductive health needs

Women who are refugees and/or internally displaced persons (IDPs) have acute sexual and reproductive health needs and deserve to lead the discussion about what those needs are and how to fulfill them.  An innovative Ipas project in ... More »

Friday, October 9, 2015

Ipas works to prevent sexual violence and unintended adolescent pregnancy in Latin America

International Day of the Girl, recognized on October 11, calls for a movement toward gender equity by investing in and empowering girls. Ipas programs in Bolivia, Mexico and Central America are making this investment through initiatives to ... More »

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Short film highlights youth-led group’s work to fight sexual abuse with education

A new video by Ipas Central America highlights the work of a youth-led collective in Nicaragua to prevent and combat sexual abuse through training workshops with teachers, students, parents and the media. Ipas began supporting the ... More »

Friday, June 12, 2015

Improving sexual and reproductive health services for young people in Nepal

This brief presents results and lessons learned from a youth-focused project in Kailali District implemented between 2012 and 2014. The project demonstrated that, working in consultation with health-care providers and other adults, young ... More »

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ipas mHealth projects explore new ways to expand access to comprehensive abortion care

When “Youth+Tech+Health Live 2015” convened in San Francisco last month, bringing together youth advocates and technology and health experts from around the world, Ipas and partners were on hand to put sexual and reproductive ... More »

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My honor, my body, my health: Fulfilling young people’s sexual and reproductive rights

This booklet describes Ipas’s work with youth to promote their sexual and reproductive health and rights. With facts and concise explanations—plus illustrative stories from Nepal, South Africa and Ecuador—the booklet highlights the ... More »

Friday, March 6, 2015

Youth advocates tell Congress: Helms hurts

Youth advocates from Ghana, Pakistan and the United States spoke at a briefing at the U.S. House of Representatives this week to call on the U.S. government to support programs and policies that expand young people’s access to ... More »

Monday, January 12, 2015

New from Ipas: Training guide for future health professionals

Young people studying to be health professionals will become the leaders who shape women’s reproductive health policies and services in the years to come. The problem: Abortion is a critical but often neglected topic in health ... More »

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Saving and enhancing women’s lives

This brochure describes the impact Ipas has made on saving and enhancing women's lives over 40 years. More »

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Youth act for safe abortion: A training guide for future health professionals

This guide is a resource for future health professionals who want to learn about and engage in abortion issues. Abortion is a critical but often neglected area of women’s rights, women’s health and health science education. The guide was ... More »

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Social media campaign in Nigeria takes aim at sexual violence

In countries around the world, sexual violence against women and girls contributes to their higher risk of unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion. In Nigeria, a youth-led social media campaign is raising awareness of the link between ... More »

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Young Women and Abortion: A situation assessment guide

This guide focuses on ways to plan, implement, use and finalize an assessment of how young women and their communities relate to abortion, through locally relevant, community and/or youth-led processes. It is designed to gain insights into ... More »

Friday, June 27, 2014

Building a healthy future for Ethiopia’s youth: Ipas Ethiopia works with young people to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights

This publication describes Ipas Ethiopia’s comprehensive approach to addressing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Ipas supports university-based “Help Points” and community-based Reproductive Health Corners ... More »

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Comprehensive Abortion Care for Young Women: Preliminary results from an Ipas Zambia pilot project with fully integrated youth participation

From 2012 to 2014, Ipas Zambia implemented the Comprehensive Abortion Care for Young Women pilot project in Lusaka Province to improve young women’s access to, use of and involvement in youth-appropriate, high-quality abortion care. This ... More »

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