We are unapologetically focused on women and girls who want contraception or abortion, and we build our programs around their needs and how best to support them.

Women are essential to the well-being of their families and communities. Our work to promote their reproductive health and rights is central to global development and stability.

We know that complex factors in a woman’s country, community and personal life all intersect and overlap to put her in control of making her own reproductive health choices—or to prevent her from doing so. That’s why our programs use a multifaceted approach that addresses reproductive health services, access to services and fulfillment of reproductive rights.

Health

Safe abortion and contraception save lives. We train abortion providers, support health systems, and work with partners to ensure high-quality safe abortion services are available, accessible and meet women’s needs.

Access

For many women and girls, lack of information is a major barrier to safe abortion and contraceptive care. Working with partners, we find innovative ways to connect women and girls with the health information they need.

Rights

Women and girls can’t determine their own futures without laws and policies that support access to safe abortion and contraception. We advocate around the world for safe, legal abortion.

Focus areas

Nigerian midwivesEnsuring high-quality care

High-quality abortion care requires training and support for providers and health facilities that goes beyond clinical skills for abortion.

Doctors silenced by gagsThe Global Gag Rule

The Trump Administration's expanded "Global Gag Rule" threatens women's health and lives around the world by crippling funding for abortion-related services and information.

Women and children in Refugee CampAbortion in humanitarian settings

Women and girls in crisis settings are at higher risk of unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion - and urgently need access to safe abortion and contraceptive care.

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