Planned Parenthood Federation of America

For Pilot Projects To Offer The Copper IUD As Emergency Contraception

Use of the copper IUD as emergency contraception (EC) is supported by clinical literature, which indicates that it is 10 times as effective as EC pills. However, health centers rarely offer EC-seeking patients a copper IUD. This grant would enable Planned Parenthood Federation of America to conduct an eighteen-month pilot project wherein nine health centers would offer the copper IUD as EC to all EC-seeking patients. These health centers would then present to their peers on the experience at one of Planned Parenthood's national meetings and through webinars, likely encouraging additional health centers to take up the new practice. The goal of the project is to increase the number of health centers that offer the copper IUD as EC and thus reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy.
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for support of PPFA’s International Program  
The International Program of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) provides reproductive health services and advocacy in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. PPFA works in ten developing countries, where it provides its NGO partners funding and technical assistance to develop effective programs and build sustainable organizations within the movement for reproductive health and rights. A separate general operating support grant to PPFA is also recommended on this docket.
for support of PPFA’s International Program  
Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s international program, Planned Parenthood Global, forms partnerships with nongovernmental organizations and provides funding and technical assistance for reproductive health advocacy, education, and services. This grant would support Planned Parenthood Global’s assessment how to expand to additional countries in West Africa, particularly Francophone countries.

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