Our Work

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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Protecting and expanding abortion access during the COVID-19 pandemic

In times of crisis, we know that women and girls are often disproportionately affected.  Sexual and reproductive health care  may be  neglected  or  difficult to  access.  Ipas is working to ensure that abortion care remains an essential health service  during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Focus Areas

Advancing gender equity

Advancing gender equity

Men can play a crucial role—as partners, family members, community leaders and professionals—in expanding abortion access.

Abortion in humanitarian settings

Abortion in humanitarian settings

People in crisis settings are at higher risk of unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion—and urgently need access to safe abortion and contraception.

Abortion self-care

Abortion self-care

We are committed to supporting a person’s right to have an abortion using pills—on their own, when and where they want.

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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.

Read our partnership principles

About Us

We work with partners around the world to advance reproductive justice by expanding access to abortion and contraception.

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Sustainable Abortion Ecosystem

Our Work

The global movement for legal, accessible abortion is growing. Our staff and partners in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Malawi and India are working to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion care.

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Climate Justice

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Covid-19 Response

Where We Work

The global movement for legal, accessible abortion is growing. Our staff and partners in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Malawi and India are working to ensure all people can access high-quality abortion care.

Resources

Our materials are designed to help reproductive health advocates and professionals expand access to high-quality abortion care.

For health professionals

For advocates and decisionmakers

Training resources

For humanitarian settings

For researchers and program implementors