International Planned Parenthood Federation
About International Planned Parenthood Federation
In the early 1950s, a group of women and men started to campaign vociferously and visibly for women’s rights to control their own fertility.
Family planning as a human right challenged many social conventions. Campaigners faced great hostility to gain acceptance for things that we take for granted today. Some were imprisoned. But they emerged determined to work with different cultures, traditions, laws and religious attitudes to improve the lives of women around the world. And so, at the 3rd International Conference on Planned Parenthood in 1952, 8 national family planning associations founded the International Planned Parenthood Federation. IPPF.
65 years later, the charity is a Federation of 142 Member Associations working in 153 countries, with another 23 Partners working in 18 countries. In 2016, we delivered 182.5 million sexual and reproductive health services.