The International Federation of Professional Associates of Abortion and Contraception (FIAPAC) is an association created in 1996 through the joint efforts of three national abortion associations (Belgian, French and Dutch).
The association is governed by French law for non-profit organizations (law of 1901). It’s Headquarters are located at Hôpital BROUSSIAS in Paris.
It is open to any medical or para-medical professional of abortion and contraception. Membership to FIAPAC for these professionals can be obtained through the approbation by the General Assembly of their demand following proposal by the Executive Committee.
The objectives of the FIAPAC are:
- to allow for all women to decide freely whether they want to keep their pregnancy or not,
- to put at their disposal the best abortion techniques available and to accompany them in this difficult moment,
- to facilitate access to a quality contraception method they choose to use.
It is for this reason that the FIAPAC thinks it is important for professionals working in the abortion and contraception fields, who come from different backgrounds, to meet and exchange ethical viewpoints on the legal problems encountered, as well as on their techniques.
The FIAPAC thus organizes a congress every year. Three have already taken place (Amsterdam - 1997, Brussels - 1998, Maastrich - 1999), with a simultaneous translation in two languages allowing for everyone to participate and exchange information.
To summarize, the FIAPAC is a meeting place for professionals of abortion and contraception who think that women are responsible for themselves, and who think that they are free to decide what is best for themselves in the event of an unwanted pregnancy.