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FIAPAC is an organization of professionals working in the field of abortion and contraception.

Our Website provides information on a professional level. Here you will find a broad range of information with an international perspective, in particular the contents and presentations of the FIAPAC-conferences.

Profile of FIAPAC in J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2011

Provider stigma survey 2021

The Royal College of OBGYNs (UK) Centre for Women’s Global Health have partnered with the Open University to conduct a global study into abortion care providers’ experiences of stigma. This study is part of the RCOG's “Making abortion safe” programme and is intended to generate evidence that we can use to develop resources and tools to help address abortion-related stigma and burnout.

If you are a clinically trained abortion and/or post-abortion care provider this is your opportunity to share your experiences and help us to develop resources and tools to address abortion-related stigma and burnout amongst healthcare providers.

The survey will remain open until Friday 16th July, takes less than 20 minutes to complete and is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic.
To take part please click on the link (please note that the survey can take up to 30 seconds to load).

Video Webinar 18 June now available

Friday 18 June 2021 - 16:00 to 17:30 CET
Missed the live event, or want a second opportunity to watch it again?
The recording is available here.

Programme

Telemedical abortion during and beyond the pandemic - Lessons learned from implementing telemedicine?
Presentations from selected European countries.

Chairpersons: Kristina Gemzell Danielsson (Sweden) – Christian Fiala (Austria)

Telemedicine abortion in France: why women choose at-home abortion via teleconsultation?
Hazal Atay and Danielle Hassoun (France)

Behind the scenes. Vulnerable populations in abortion access in Germany.
Margit Endler (Sweden)

Starting a telemedical project within the German legal framework.
Jana Maeffert (Germany)

Maximising safety in telemedicine abortion care.
John Reynolds-Wright (Scotland)

Discussion 20 min

Support

This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Nordic Pharma.

FIAPAC Webinars - recording

Missed the live event, or want a second opportunity to watch it again?
Free for paid-up (2021) FIAPAC members. If you are not a FIAPAC member, please arrange your membership first. The membership fee is 60 euro (2021) or 100 euro (including 2022).

Held on Friday 18 June 2021:
Telemedical abortion during and beyond the pandemic - Lessons learned from implementing telemedicine?
The recording is available here.
This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Nordic Pharma.

Invitation to participate in a FIGO survey

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Committee on Human Rights, Refugees and Violence Against Women is undertaking a project on the content of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in medical university curricula around the world. As such, we are sending out a simple survey to map which components of SRHR are formally included in your undergraduate medical curricula.

As chair of the Committee, I invite you to participate in the survey and answer these questions to the best of your knowledge, the results of which will be used for research.

Your answers will be anonymous and cannot be traced back to your university or to you personally. We do not wish to test the quality of your curriculum but only to look at the extent to which these concepts are taught around the world. We deeply appreciate your contribution to research on women´s health and rights.

You can access the survey by clicking this link FIGO survey on SRHR / encuesta sobre el DSSR
Sincerely,

Professor Kristina Gemzell Danielsson
Chair of the FIGO Committee on Human Rights, Refugees and Violence Against Women

Call for projects 2020/2021

Exelgyn sponsored research grant in partnership with FIAPAC
'Improving the quality of life for women having a medical abortion'

This research grant aims at promoting clinical research and best practice in the management of Termination of Pregnancy (ToP), that improve the quality of life and the autonomy for women before, during and after ToP.

This grant includes financial assistance amounting to a total of 10,000 euros and professional medical writing assistance for English manuscript preparation. This manuscript will be submitted to an international, peer reviewed journal.

All applications must be received by end of December 2021.

Open call for grant proposals – General conditions
Please use this application form
Help us in spreading the message by forwarding the flyer to your colleagues. Thank you!

2020 FIAPAC Conference postponed

28 July 2020

Dear colleagues and friends,

We hope you are doing well and staying safe.

Turbulent times, brought on by COVID-19, had a significant impact on our personal and professional life. We have missed opportunities to touch base with you on what is going on in FIAPAC.

Over the past few months, the Executive Committee and the Board discussed through a series of online meetings on how to deal with the practical consequences of the pandemic on our day-to-day management of FIAPAC on short and longer term.

This resulted in the following decisions – feel free to comment:

  • To postpone the FIAPAC Conference (due to take place in Berlin from 2 to 3 October 2020) untill further notice.
    • We still try to identify the best alternative dates for the rescheduled Conference and will share those dates with you as soon as possible.
    • We are considering to move to early/spring 2022 to remain ‘at the safe side’. Also, quite a few organisations have already planned their postponed conferences for autumn 2021 which leads to an overloaded calendar of events.
  • To postpone the General Assembly until the rescheduled FIAPAC conference ( date to be decided).
  • The current Executive Committee to continue in a caretaking capacity until the next conference.
  • The current Board to continue until next congress (also in care taking capacity).
  • Board elections will be organised about 2 months before the next conference.

Thank you for your understanding.

Best wishes,

Sharon Cameron, President
Nausikaä Martens, Secretary

COVID-19

26 March 2020 - RCOG information on COVID-19 infection and aborton care - read more
6 April 2020 - WHO - Contraception/Family planning and COVID-19 Q & A - read more
7 April 2020 - WHO - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and Sexual and Reproductive Health - read more
8 April 2020 - European governments must ensure safe and timely access to abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic - Joint civil society statement - read more
10 April 2020 - Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group COVID and abortion/contraception guidelines, resources page - read more

Membership 2021

Join us and become a member here.
We need your help! Please recommend FIAPAC Membership to your network and colleagues.
The following tools may assist in spreading the message:

  • a digital flyer you may download and print in as many copies you need to take with you when attending an event
  • an email template you easily can send to your contacts (ask admin@fiapac.org to forward you the template);
  • a ppt slide you may use at the end of your presentation at any event (ask admin@fiapac.org to forward you the template);
  • a banner to include in your email signature: version 1 and version 2

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FIAPAC statements

Statement on 'She decides ...' (published on 9 March 2017)
Statement on the situation in Poland (published on 13 April 2016)
Statement of solidarity with the Federation for Women and Family Planning in Poland
Statement on the prosecution of women in Northern Ireland for offences relating to abortion