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# ifpa - Saturday 9 June, 2018

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services

Updated Jun 9th 2018, 4:22 PM 24,930 Views 84 Comments

The NAGP passed a series of motions after an emergency meeting today following the result of the referendum.

# ifpa - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Doctor who led inquiry into Savita Halappanavar's death calls for Yes vote 'for women’s health and rights'

May 22nd 2018, 11:39 AM 21,128 Views 233 Comments

He also refuted claims that sepsis was the only cause of her death.

# ifpa - Friday 2 February, 2018

Poll: Should free contraception be introduced in Ireland and, if so, for whom?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should free contraception be introduced in Ireland and, if so, for whom?

Feb 2nd 2018, 9:50 AM 31,001 Views 212 Comments

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) says there is a ‘compelling rationale’ for the introduction of free birth control for women.

# ifpa - Friday 29 December, 2017

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling
# Contraception
# Contraception

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling

Dec 29th 2017, 11:00 PM 20,620 Views 73 Comments

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.

# ifpa - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'
Live Nov 15th 2017, 7:15 PM

As it happened: 'Women from all walks of life and from every county in Ireland travel for abortion'

# ifpa - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Almost a third of Irish couples have used the 'withdrawal method' as contraception
# Family Planning
# Family Planning

Almost a third of Irish couples have used the 'withdrawal method' as contraception

Aug 1st 2017, 7:54 AM 32,465 Views 58 Comments

38% of Irish couples report using no method of contraception in their relationship.

# ifpa - Friday 30 June, 2017

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'

Jun 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 12,598 Views 134 Comments

“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told TheJournal.ie.

# ifpa - Monday 24 April, 2017

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year

Apr 24th 2017, 6:25 PM 23,558 Views 243 Comments

The Citizens’ Assembly has made recommended sweeping changes be implemented regarding Ireland’s abortion laws.

# ifpa - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years
# Abortion Stance
# Abortion Stance

Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years

May 12th 2016, 4:30 PM 13,446 Views 159 Comments

The new Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said it was his personal view the issue would be put to the people.

# ifpa - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

Could an Irish woman be jailed for taking an abortion pill?
# Legal Situation
# Legal Situation

Could an Irish woman be jailed for taking an abortion pill?

Apr 5th 2016, 8:00 PM 21,982 Views 95 Comments

The short answer is that it’s difficult to rule out the possibility.

# ifpa - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Worried you might have an STI? More people are going online to get tested
# Get Tested
# Get Tested

Worried you might have an STI? More people are going online to get tested

Jan 27th 2015, 7:00 AM 14,550 Views 26 Comments

The most popular age group turning to online testing are people in their twenties.

# ifpa - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Crisis pregnancy services will not face charges over abortion advice
# Abortion
# Abortion

Crisis pregnancy services will not face charges over abortion advice

Dec 10th 2014, 4:53 PM 7,614 Views 22 Comments

The HSE has now clarified what advice should be given around abortion pills.

# ifpa - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby

Nov 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 23,362 Views 69 Comments

A UN report shows thirty countries with a lower maternal mortality rate.

# ifpa - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Thousands march for "realistic abortion access in Ireland"
# March For Choice
# March For Choice

Thousands march for "realistic abortion access in Ireland"

Sep 27th 2014, 6:41 PM 11,309 Views 343 Comments

The march was organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign.

IFPA says the State is to blame for cases like Miss Y
# Abortion
# Abortion

IFPA says the State is to blame for cases like Miss Y

Sep 27th 2014, 8:30 AM 5,088 Views 182 Comments

The head of the IFPA says the recent abortion law needs to be repealed.

# ifpa - Monday 28 July, 2014

More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk
# Children
# Children

More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk

Jul 28th 2014, 7:15 AM 15,794 Views 24 Comments

In Ireland it is estimated that 3,780 women have undergone female genital mutilation.

# ifpa - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home
# Home Testing Kit
# Home Testing Kit

Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home

Aug 13th 2013, 7:15 AM 20,073 Views 46 Comments

A new home testing kit for common STIs will cost from €50, compared to the usual cost of €125.

# ifpa - Thursday 11 July, 2013

At least 21 women from every county in Ireland had an abortion in the UK last year
# Right To Travel
# Right To Travel

At least 21 women from every county in Ireland had an abortion in the UK last year

Jul 11th 2013, 12:53 PM 15,074 Views 311 Comments

A timely release of statistics from England and Wales this morning…

# ifpa - Friday 4 January, 2013

Experts in Leinster House next week for discussions on abortion issues
# Expert Group
# Expert Group

Experts in Leinster House next week for discussions on abortion issues

Jan 4th 2013, 9:00 PM 6,377 Views 118 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings.

# ifpa - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Nov 24th 2012, 11:00 AM 5,883 Views 15 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

# ifpa - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Independent investigation into crisis pregnancy counselling services established
# Abortion
# Abortion

Independent investigation into crisis pregnancy counselling services established

Nov 21st 2012, 12:19 PM 4,405 Views 18 Comments

The Health Service Executive confirmed the external inquiry at an Oireachtas meeting yesterday.

# ifpa - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Debates, weights and Damien Duff: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Debates, weights and Damien Duff: The week in numbers

Sep 22nd 2012, 7:30 PM 3,526 Views 0 Comments

Plus – which Irish area has been keeping all the single people to itself? And how little confidence is ‘confidence’?

# ifpa - Monday 17 September, 2012

Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA
# Contraception
# Contraception

Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA

Sep 17th 2012, 11:27 AM 3,916 Views 46 Comments

The group released its annual report from last year today.

# ifpa - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Ireland and abortion: the facts
# Behind The News
# Behind The News

Ireland and abortion: the facts

Apr 28th 2012, 8:00 AM 21,545 Views 66 Comments

TheJournal.ie takes a look at the current laws, constitutional rights, past legal challenges and the situation in other jurisdictions.

# ifpa - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

No interim measures in place to deal with life-threatening pregnancies
# Abortion
# Abortion

No interim measures in place to deal with life-threatening pregnancies

Apr 4th 2012, 1:21 PM 3,011 Views 188 Comments

Minister James Reilly has confirmed that nothing has changed for women with life-threatening pregnancies despite a 2010 European Court ruling against Ireland.

# ifpa - Friday 30 September, 2011

Ireland's abortion laws under UN spotlight
# Abortion
# Abortion

Ireland's abortion laws under UN spotlight

Sep 30th 2011, 2:57 PM 2,138 Views 111 Comments

The laws will be looked at during Ireland’s first United Nations universal periodic review, where the country’s human rights record will be assessed.