Each year, 25 million women and girls around the world have unsafe abortions. We’re working to bring that number to zero.

Ipas is the only international organization solely focused on expanding access to safe abortion and contraceptive care. Across Africa, Asia and Latin America, we work with partners to train abortion providers, connect women with vital information so they can access services, and to advocate for safe, legal abortion.

Our work is urgent

44,000 women and girls die each year from unsafe abortions, and millions more suffer serious, often permanent injuries. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Around the world, our programs strive to improve reproductive health services for women and girls, increase their access to these services, and expand their sexual and reproductive rights.

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Our impact in FY 2019

731,261

Women and girls received abortion care at Ipas-supported facilities

2,597,468

Contraceptive care methods—including postabortion and standalone—provided

389,000

Unsafe abortions we helped avert*
* Numerators modeled using MSI Impact 2 Version 4.

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A look back at the beginning of a new decade

Ipas President and CEO Anu Kumar says she’s struck by how some things stay the same—like Ipas’s vision for a future where every woman and girl can determine her own future—and how some things have gained momentum—like the fight for safe abortion care in Kenya.
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Ipas President and CEO Anu Kumar

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We’ve learned that when we work to empower women, we need to include men in the process if we want to see real change. Watch Krishna Pingua, a youth leader in India, talk about his passion for sharing sexual and reproductive health information with other men in his community—and read about how he and other young men are making a difference.

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When men support family planning and abortion services, it makes the world a better place

Samuel Lamptey, Ipas Ghana Youth Advisory Board

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