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.
8 - 10 September 2022
Promoting Medical Abortion and LARC in Primary Care: experiences from Australia and Canada
Thursday 23 September 2021
Organised by the International Federation of Abortion and Contraception Professionals (FIAPAC)
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Chairperson: Deborah Bateson (Australia)
Medical Director, Family Planning NSW, University of Sydney, Australia
Supporting abortion as a routine primary care service: an example from Canada - Wendy Norman (Canada)
Chair, Family Planning Public Health Research, Associate Professor, Director of Research Training, Dept of Family Practice, University of British Columbia, Canada
Australian initiatives to enhance primary care provision of sexual and reproductive health services - Danielle Mazza (Australia)
Head, Department of General Practice, School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Australia
Members of FIAPAC, the leading association of clinicians involved in abortion care globally, are shocked and appalled by the passage of the recent law restricting abortion in the US state of Texas which prohibits abortion there beyond 6 weeks’ gestational age, penalizes any assistance provided to those seeking abortion, and provides financial incentives to those who bring suit against people who have offered any kind of help to women seeking pregnancy termination.
This law encodes vigilantism against all abortion seekers and providers, friends and family of women seeking terminations, and even taxi drivers who take patients to clinics. This unsavory behavior is incited by making average citizens into bounty seekers, reaping $10,000 for every person they accuse – with no limit on the number of times a person can be accused.
The cynicism and cruelty of this law is not worthy of a civilized society. In the US, it is a direct affront and legal challenge to the established Constitutional right to pre-viability abortion.
FIAPAC believes that abortion should be available within all healthcare systems for every person who needs one.
FIAPAC President, Sharon Cameron said: "Abortion bans do not stop abortions. They cause hardship by forcing women to travel or risk their health by ending pregnancies in secret. A law like this has no place in any civilised society that respects women.”
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
Professor Kristina Gemzell Danielsson
Chair of the FIGO Committee on Human Rights, Refugees and Violence Against Women
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.
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
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Volume 2018 Issue 2
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Volume 2017 Issue 3
Volume 2017 Issue 2
Volume 2017 Issue 1
Volume 2016 Issue 2
Statement on the recent law restricting abortion in the US state of Texas (published on 14 September 2021)
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