We are unapologetically focused on people who want contraception or abortion, and we build our programs around their needs.
We know that complex factors in a person’s country, community and personal life all intersect and overlap to put them in control of making their own reproductive health choices—or to prevent them from doing so. Gender, racial and economic inequities in health-care systems around the world make it difficult for women, people of color, LGBTQ people and other marginalized groups to get the essential health care they need. These same structural inequities have long blocked equitable access to abortion care.
That’s why Ipas, as part of the broader reproductive justice movement, is working to ensure that abortion and contraceptive care are essential health services—and that all people can access them. Our programs use a comprehensive approach that addresses health, legal and social systems.
Building sustainable abortion ecosystems
At Ipas, we’re working with partners to build sustainable abortion ecosystems. Our comprehensive approach works across institutions and communities and recognizes there are multiple factors that influence a person’s ability to access abortion—including individual knowledge and power, community and political support, trained and equipped health systems, and laws and policies that uphold the human rights to health and to bodily autonomy.
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Working with partners
Ipas cannot achieve our mission without the help of our many partners. We have developed a set of partnership principles that signal our commitment to working collaboratively with others so that together we can bring abortion and contraceptive services to all who need them.