Every person has the right to determine their own sexuality, reproductive health, and future. That's why Ipas, as part of the broader reproductive justice movement, works to ensure that governments recognize abortion as an essential health service-and that all people have access. Your support helps us train abortion providers, ensure women have the information they need to access abortion, and educate young people on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Abortion is basic health care, but not everyone has access. Each year, 35 million people around the world resort to having an abortion with unsafe methods. Due to global health inequities, almost all are Black or brown and live in developing countries. Millions of women and girls suffer serious, often permanent, injuries as a result of unsafe abortion, and tens of thousands die. But it doesn't have to be this way.
Ipas uses a comprehensive approach to expanding abortion access that harnesses all sectors of society. We've trained, supported, and partnered with activists, health providers, educators, community leaders, lawmakers, youth groups and more-and we bring their collective strength and wisdom to bear in everything we do.
Women and girls are essential to the well-being of their families and communities. By protecting and expanding abortion access, Ipas is contributing to long-term global development and stability. Our programs are helping build a new generation committed to sexual and reproductive rights for all.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).