Thanks to supporters like you, International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region is a recognized leader in the international movement to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health care as a human right for all people.
You, and so many others like you, agree that every individual is entitled to quality health care and a life free of violence and discrimination. Because of you, we have been able to reach young people and poor communities with free or subsidized sexual and reproductive health services in a region characterized by high rates of adolescent pregnancy and extreme income inequality.
In 2017, your generous donations helped us provide 7.5 million people with nearly 36 million services, including contraception, breast and cervical cancer screenings, prevention of and testing for sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and safe abortion. These lifesaving interventions saved $237.5 million in direct healthcare costs, averted 2.4 million unintended pregnancies, and averted nearly more than 496,000 unsafe abortions. We also leveraged advocacy opportunities to create an environment where policies and programs meet the real-life needs of local communities. These efforts led to 39 progressive advocacy achievements across the region in 2017 alone.
Please consider leaving a legacy that will enable us to carry on with our mission to provide universal access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights.