THE INTERNATIONAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION (IPPF) was established in 1952 in India by eight women from eight countries who fiercely considered themselves brave and angry. These women were motivated by the health risks that led to increased maternal morbidity and mortality in women and girls as a result of a lack of family planning-leading to non-spacing of children, unwanted and unplanned pregnancies, unsafe abortions, child marriage and teenage pregnancy, gender-based violence and lack of education.

The main purpose of IPPF is to enhance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, girls, boys and men, through advocacy for progressive policies and laws, increased access to quality services to the marginalised, hard to reach and underserved population groups. At IPPF, we embark on rigorous resource mobilisation to enable operationalisation of our vision, mission