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This section provides more in-depth information and IFPA policy positions on sexual and reproductive health and rights issues that are relevant in Ireland today.

ABORTION

Information on the abortion laws in Ireland, ABC V Ireland case at the European Court of Human Rights, public opinion polls, abortion and human rights, up-to-date statistics, the Irish Journey and sources of further information can be found here.

 

 

UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW

In October 2011, Ireland was examined for the first time by other United Nations countries on our human rights record. This process, called the Universal Periodic Review or UPR, is a new mechanism and is the first time that UN states directly examine each other on their human rights record. More.

 

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION

Emergency contraception is a safe, effective and responsible method of preventing pregnancy when regular contraception has failed, no contraception was used and/or in the case of sexual assault. More.

 

 

MENOPAUSE

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Menopause is a significant life event for women. What a lot of women don’t know is that menopause can also have a negative impact on women’s overall health. Women’s risks from heart disease, breast cancer and osteoporosis rise after the menopause. However, simple improvements in lifestyle at this time in a woman’s life can protect women from serious health problems later in life. More.

 

 

CERVICAL CANCER

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The IFPA is the lead Irish partner of the European Cervical Cancer Association, a registered smeartaker with CervicalCheck and is actively involved in raising awareness of cervical cancer prevention. Find out more on cervical screening, HPV vaccination, European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week and the Pearl of Wisdom campaign here.

 

MEN ENGAGE

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Turning men on to their own sexual health is the aim of the Men Engage Project. At the IFPA we recognise that men are supportive partners, men are service users and men are the best advocates for their own sexual and reproductive health rights. More.

 

 

SEXUAL HEALTH & ASYLUM

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Breaking down the barriers in accessing sexual health services faced by women seeking asylum is the aim of the Majira project. More.

 

 

 

SEXUALITY & DISABILITY

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In 2007, as part of the European Year for Equal Opporunities for All, the IFPA brought together organisations and individuals to explore the issues surrounding disability and sexual health services and advise on the development of publications and submissions. More.

 

IRELAND'S HISTORY OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS

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Starting from 1861, this timeline explores the major legal, social and policy events that have shaped the context of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Ireland today. More.

 

 

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

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In 2008, the IFPA brought together a steering committee of several different stakeholders and experts to advise on the development of a national plan of action to address FGM. In consultation with the steering committee, the Plan of Action was researched, written, published and launched by the IFPA. More.

 

 

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