IPPF’s structure is wholly democratic. The voices of individual volunteers shape decision-making at the highest levels of governance. This is thanks to a carefully designed governance structure which follows a rigorous Code of Good Governance, which in turn is subject to strict accreditation, monitoring and evaluation standards.

IPPF is made up of national member organizations, called 'Member Associations', each of which operates within countries, across regions and/or internationally. Each Member Association belongs to 1 of 6 IPPF Regions. Each Member Association has an elected governing