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IFPA Certificate in Contraception Theory

The IFPA's next medical training, Certificate in Contraception Theory, takes place on 20 and 21 September in Dublin city centre and is this year tailored to the specific needs of nurses.

IFPA Statement

The IFPA is unable to comment on the specifics of recent media reports concerning the case of a young woman who sought an abortion because of the confidentiality of our counselling service.

Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws once again under international spotlight

Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws will once again be under international scrutiny when they are examined this week (14-15 July 2014) in Geneva by the United Nations Human Rights Committee in its formal review of Ireland under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (

Release of UK Abortion Statistics for 2013

Figures published by the UK Department of Health on the number of women in Ireland who accessed UK abortion services last year are a modern indictment of the State’s treatment of women with unplanned or unwanted pregnancies.

Launch of global rights campaign ‘I Decide’ in Ireland

A new global campaign launched in Ireland by the IFPA is calling on world leaders to support women's and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Opening of First Specialist Service for Treatment of FGM

Girls and women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) can now access free specialised care in the IFPA's Dublin city centre clinic.

Human Rights and Abortion Law Reform in Ireland

In December 2013, the IFPA held a legal seminar entitled 'Human Rights and Abortion Law Reform in Ireland' in Dublin. Barrister and former IFPA Chairperson Catherine Forde presided over a panel of national and international experts that included:

The IFPA Newsletter is Back!

The IFPA's quarterly e-newsletter, detailing events, news and developments related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), is back!

IFPA Pearl of Wisdom Campaign 2014

Women can stop cervical cancer before it starts by availing of free smear tests.

IFPA Publishes Annual Report

An increased number of STI screenings highlights the need for improved national services, according to the IFPA's most recent annual report.

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