IPPF Publications


IPPF is very active in publishing useful information regarding Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. These documents can be accessed online, freely, by anyone who is interested. Have a look at these IPPF and IPPF EN Publications on Youth and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights:



Deliver + Enable Toolkit: Scaling up Comprehensive Sexuality EducationIn 2016 IPPF embarked on the journey of scaling up and strengthening the Comprehensive Sexuality Education Framework of the organisation. This document aims to showcase the progress that has been made, to unravel the challenges and to share opportunities. This toolkit can be used whether it is about understanding the principles of IPPF’s approach to comprehensive sexuality education; getting insight into the key learning outcomes; improving methods of delivery; introducing difficult issues in the community; working with parents and other stakeholders or linking comprehensive sexuality education with services.


Underserved and Over-looked: Prioritising Contraceptive Equity for the Poorest and most Marginalised Women and GirlsIPPF has long worked to scale up family planning services, to reduce unmet need and to reach vulnerable populations. With the launch of Under-served and Over-looked IPPF is confirming its commitment to reach the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups.


IPPF EN and BZgA fact sheets on Sexuality Education in Europe and Central Asia: The fact sheets present a summarized overview of research findings on the status of sexuality
education in 24 countries of the WHO European Region. The research was conducted jointly by IPPF EN Member Associations and the BZgA government agency, an implementing partner of WHO.


Contraceptive Dating: Are you struggling to find the one? Not sure where to meet them..?  And you want to be sure you´re making the right choice..? Look no further! You can find a wide selection of contraception and learn about them here!


Everyone’s right to know: delivering comprehensive sexuality education for all young people – This report is intended to inform advocates and decision makers about how to support the sexual reproductive rights of young people around the world. It argues that comprehensive sexuality education is critical for young people to realize their rights.


Youth in Power Strategy:   The document is an up-to-date and comprehensive Youth Strategy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) based on the input, experience, needs and ideas of young people in Europe and Central Asia, with the aim of serving as an advocacy and awareness raising tool on SRHR of young people on the national, regional and international level.


Sexual Rights: an IPPF declaration – Sexual rights are an evolving set of entitlements related to sexuality that contribute to the freedom, equality and dignity of all people.


Exclaim! Young People’s Guide to Sexual Rights – Sexual rights are human rights. Young people are sexual beings with needs, desires and fantasies. Young people must be able to explore, experience and express their sexuality. They are entitled to do this in positive, pleasurable and safe ways.


Healthy Happy and Hot – A guide for young people living with HIV to help them understand their sexual rights.


IPPF Framework for Comprehensive Sexuality Education – As well as providing an in-depth overview of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), this document aims to inspire and spark discussion by providing a basic planning framework for CSE and includes in-depth resources and sample curricula.


IPPF Framework for Youth Peer Education Programmes – The framework builds upon existing frameworks and provides an IPPF perspective on peer education.


A Young Volunteer Can Do Anything – training modules – An IPPF EN Training Package (EN/RU) to build the capacity of young volunteers.


Want to change the world? Here’s how… – A training toolkit to build the capacity of young people as advocates.


From advocacy to access – This toolkit illustrates actions that you can take to find political solutions to practical problems and obstacles that may prevent you from delivering sexual and reproductive health services and upholding sexual rights. It is an introduction to advocacy, offering tips and tools to help create change at policy level.


From Evidence to Action  A resource to help service providers, programme planners, policy makers and young people look critically at the sexuality education programmes and curricula in their country.


Demystifying Data  Guide to using evidence to improve young people’s sexual health and rights. Developed by IPPF and the Guttmacher Institute.


Girls Decide: Choices on sex and pregnancy – A positive approach to how girls’ and young women’s sexuality, sexual and reproductive health should be reflected in research, policy, programmes and services.


Girls Decide short films – Individual girls from around the world relate their stories and situations of forced marriage, unplanned pregnancy, young motherhood, sexual violence and enforced sex-work.


I Decide  Young women’s journeys to seek abortion care.


I  being a girl e-book  A collection of stories from girls and young women about overcoming challenges, achieving their goals and challenging stereotypes. 


Voices of Hope  Discussing issues of religion, sex and relationships.


Policies on Young People’s SRHR across Europe – A compendium on Young People’s SRHR policies in general, comprehensive sexuality education, young people’s access to SRH Services and young people’s access to safe abortion services. This compendium was developed under the SAFE project of IPPF EN.


Increasing the Knowledge Base on Young People’s SRHR  Research summary report and five country fact sheets (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and Spain) on qualitative research conducted under the SAFE project of IPPF EN.


Explore  Toolkit for involving young people as researchers in sexual and reproductive health programmes. Developed by IPPF and RutgersWPF.


Understanding young people’s right to decide  IPPF commissioned five experts to answer the following questions that form the basis of the papers in the Right to Decide series:

–       Are protection and autonomy opposing concepts?

–       How can parents effectively support the autonomous decision-making of young people?

–       Understanding young people’s right to decide.

–       What is childhood and what do we mean by ‘young person’?

–       Young people’s autonomous decision-making capacities.


Keys to youth-friendly services – this series explores what IPPF considers to be the key elements for ‘unlocking’ access to sexual and reproductive health services for young people.


You can find more publications, on IPPF’s  and IPPF EN’s resources pages.





Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Standards For Sexuality Education in Europe – WHO Regional Office for Europe and BZgA

The “Standards for Sexuality Education” comprise a general introduction to the importance of sexuality education in school and the underlying concepts. In addition, a comprehensive overview provides information on the subjects that should be covered by the curriculum for the individual age groups.


It’s All One Curriculum – Population Council

It’s All One Curriculum offers content on almost any topic you might want to include in teaching young people about gender, sexual health, HIV, sexuality, relationships, communication, intimate-partner violence, puberty, reproduction, contraception, abortion, or advocating for their own rights. It is intentionally comprehensive, so that you can select the content and activities that meet your needs.


International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education – UNESCO

The International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education is based on a rigorous review of evidence on sexuality education programmes and is aimed at education and health sector decision-makers and professionals.






Compass – Council of Europe 
Compass is a practical tool and resource for citizenship and human rights education with young people. It is an essential companion for all those who are curious and interested in making the right to human rights education a reality for everyone.


Gender Matters – Council of Europe -Manual on gender based violence affecting young people


Training Kits (T-kits) – Youth partnership Council of Europe and European Commission
The training kits are thematic publications written by experienced youth trainers. They are easy-to-use handbooks for use in training and study sessions.


Networking for Policy Change: An Advocacy Training Manual – the POLICY project
The manual is based on the principle that advocacy strategies and methods can be learned. The building blocks of advocacy are the formation of networks, the identification of political opportunities, and the organization of campaigns. The manual includes a section on each of these building blocks, with specific subjects presented in individual units.


Trainer’s Guide to the Secrets of Mixing Pleasure with Prevention – the Pleasure project
A Toolkit with fun, participatory training exercises to help trainers know when and how to ease the topic of pleasure into a training programme.



International Conferences and Agreements



International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) – The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo was a milestone in the history of population and development, as well as in the history of women’s rights.


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.


Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000.


Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is a Human Rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.


Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) – CEDAW was adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly and is often described as an international bill of rights for women.


Social Charter Council of Europe – The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe treaty which guarantees social and economic human rights. It was adopted in 1961 and revised in 1996.