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

Joint ESC & FIAPAC webinar

Missed the live event, or want a second opportunity to watch it again?
The recording is now available. Click here.

New approaches to delivering abortion and contraceptive care
(held on 17 February 2021)

  • Telemedicine for medical abortion: is it here to stay?
    Sharon Cameron, Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Post abortion contraception
    Ingrid Sääv, Department of Women´s and Children´s Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Free for paid-up (2021) FIAPAC members. If you are not a FIAPAC member, please arrange your membership first before ordering the recording! Click here to go to the online membership form. The membership fee is 60 euro (till the end of 2021) or 100 euro (including 2022).

View the flyer here.

FIAPAC webinars

Mark your calendar - programme and practical information will follow soon:

- 23 April 2021 (Friday)
- 18 June 2021 (Friday)

SASS Webinar (3 March 2021 - 3 pm GMT)

The Sexuality and Abortion Stigma Study (SASS) team are pleased to invite you to a webinar
on Wednesday 3rd March to mark the launch of their new project website and research briefings.
The SASS project re-examines qualitative data from a decade of studies on abortion across the UK. Drawing on the accounts of women who have sought abortion, and health professionals involved in provision, the project addresses abortion stigma, and considers how to move the conversation on from stigma to normalisation, both in academic and in more everyday terms.
In the run up to International Women’s Day 2021, this webinar will showcase the SASS study’s findings, considered in the current context of Covid-19 and ongoing shifts in abortion provision in the UK.

The webinar will take place on 3rd March (3pm GMT), and will be chaired by SASS Advisory Group member, and President of IPAS, Dr Anu Kumar. There will be five short talks from the project team plus time for discussion.
Dr Carrie Purcell and Dr Karen Maxwell, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow
Dr Fiona Bloomer, Ulster University
Prof Sam Rowlands, Bournemouth University
Prof Lesley Hoggart, The Open University

The SASS website acts as an archive for outputs from all the studies which have contributed to the SASS secondary analysis, all the new outputs associated with the study, and its follow-on projects.
Two SASS research briefings have been produced to accompany the two peer reviewed journal articles presenting the study’s findings so far, which have already been published.

Please register here for the webinar.
A Zoom link will be emailed to all those registered shortly before the event

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


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