This project will provide contraceptive services to 3,000 women and girls in Palawan who need them most. Our services ensure that women and girls avoid unplanned pregnancies which can derail their schooling and ability to work, and mire them in poverty. Our clinic is holistic and also provides prenatal checkups and HIV screening.
Women in the Philippines have difficulties accessing contraception. Many live on remote Islands or inaccessible mountain areas. Travel can be difficult and dangerous. These factors combined with the influence of conservative politicians means that government clinics often don't have the full range of contraceptive options available. As a consequence, women and girls have a high number of unplanned pregnancies which significantly limits their futures and keeps them in poverty.
Our education campaigns dispel myths like the belief that jumping up and down prevents pregnancy. Once women and girls know how pregnancy happens and how contraception works, they make the decision to protect their health, and come to our clinic. Our clinic provides high-quality contraceptive, prenatal, and HIV screening services--all for free!! Women and girls know that they will be treated respectfully and without judgement.
Empowering young women to delay childbirth has significant effects on their education, their earning potential and the stability of future relationships. Regardless of age, it also impacts their own health, and the health of future babies. Funding this project will shape the lives of Filipinos for generations to come.