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London, England, IPPF, March 1979. 3 p. (IPPF Fact Sheet)This paper elaborates on significant events leading up to the foundation of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in 1952, and its role in the world family planning movement. Mentioned are precursor organizations and pioneers in the field; these took the position that family planning is a human right and a social responsibility. IPPF has helped organize conferences on planned parenthood, consolidated its organizational structure, and helped to secure funding for its programs. This federation of indigenous national organizations relies on much volunteer support to carry out its programs; a significant amount of the programs are formulated in developing countries.