2012
Report
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We are pleased to share our 2012 successes in our new, interactive annual report.
Take the opportunity to spend a week on the road with health workers in rural Bolivia and follow Cinthia on her journey to improve the health of young people in Ecuador. Enjoy viewing videos, photos, and stories about the impact of our network in 2012! Thank you for supporting our work. We couldn’t have touched millions of lives without you.
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About Us

The International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) believes that every individual is entitled to quality health care and a life free of violence and discrimination. We reach young people and poor communities with free or subsidized sexual and reproductive health services in a region characterized by high rates of adolescent pregnancy and extreme income inequality.
In 2012, we provided nearly 33 million services—such as contraception and gynecological consultations—in nearly every country in the Americas and the Caribbean. Our network of advocates, health care providers, health educators, and volunteers not only provides essential care; we also work to secure government policies and funding in order to improve the lives of millions. Last year alone, we helped safeguard 37 national policies and legislation in support of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Latin America and the Caribbean.

2012 Highlights

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Our Services Include:

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  1. 12.6 Million
    SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES FOR YOUTH
    IPPF/WHR provides a full range of services—often at heavily subsidized prices—to young people (under the age of 25) in youth-friendly clinics where staff are trained to meet their needs.
  2. 11.3 Million
    FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES
    Family planning services include counseling and consultations for the range of contraceptive methods, including oral contraceptives, injectables, condoms, and longer term methods such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants.
  3. 6 Million
    HIV/AIDS & SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS SERVICES
    These services include counseling, testing, treatment, and consultations for HIV/AIDS and the range of STIs. In 2012, nearly half of our HIV/AIDS- and STI-related services were provided to youth (under the age of 25).
  4. 4 Million
    CERVICAL & BREAST CANCER SERVICES
    Cervical and breast cancer services include screening, counseling, consultations, and treatment.
  5. 1.6 Million
    EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION SERVICES
    Most of our Member Associations provide emergency contraception
    and related counseling.
  6. 720,000
    ABORTION-RELATED SERVICES
    Abortion services are provided along a continuum of care within the legal framework of each country. Abortion counseling supports women in understanding their options when facing an unwanted pregnancy, while post-abortion counseling supports women in decision-making related to contraceptive use after a pregnancy has been terminated.
  7. 484,000
    VIOLENCE-RELATED SERVICES
    Violence can have multiple impacts on a woman’s sexual and reproductive health. Our violence-related services include screenings to detect whether women are experiencing violence within their relationships and referrals to ensure that women receive the care they need to address their circumstances.

Donor List

We are grateful for the generosity of our loyal and dedicated donors. You are all a vital part of our long-term efforts to ensure the sexual and reproductive rights and health of all throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. Thank you.

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