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The IPPF: 21 years of achievement

  • Frances Dennis (a1)


The International Planned Parenthood Federation was founded in 1952. In that year the Republic of Ireland hinted at resignation from the World Health Organization if WHO were to involve itself in family planning activities (Symonds & Carder, 1973). In 1973, as the IPPF marks its 21st Anniversary, a ban on the import of contraceptives has been upheld by the Irish courts after a mother of four appealed for help to prevent another pregnancy for health reasons. In October this year the Family Planning Association of Ireland will probably become the 80th member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.



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Houghton, V. (1962) International Planned Parenthood Federation, Its History and Influence. IPPF, London.
IPPF (1952). Around the World News of Population and Birth Control. No. 4, June.
Symonds, R. & Carder, M. (1973) The United Nations and the Population Question. McGraw-Hill, New York.
WHA (1968) Resolution WHA 21.43 OR of WHO, No. 168.

The IPPF: 21 years of achievement

  • Frances Dennis (a1)


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