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# ifpa - Saturday 9 June, 2018

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

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'

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

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

Representatives from the Irish Family Planning Association and the HSE appeared before the Eighth Amendment Committee today.

# ifpa - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

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

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'

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

# ifpa - Monday 24 April, 2017

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year

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

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?

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

Thousands march for "realistic abortion access in Ireland"

The march was organised by the Abortion Rights Campaign.

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

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

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

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

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

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

# ifpa - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Top readers' comments of the week

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

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

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

The group released its annual report from last year today.

# ifpa - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Ireland and abortion: the facts 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

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

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.