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Profile of FIAPAC in J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2011

2022 FIAPAC Conference

8 - 10 September 2022
Riga, Latvia

Webinar

Promoting Medical Abortion and LARC in Primary Care: experiences from Australia and Canada

Thursday 23 September 2021
Time zones:

1:00 PM till 2:15 PM (CEST)
9:00 PM till 10:15 PM (AEST)
07:00 AM till 08:15 (EDT)

Organised by the International Federation of Abortion and Contraception Professionals (FIAPAC)

Programme

Chairperson: Deborah Bateson (Australia)
Medical Director, Family Planning NSW, University of Sydney, Australia

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM (CEST) Introduction

1:10 PM - 1:35 PM (CEST) 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

1:35 PM - 2:00 PM (CEST) 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

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM (CEST) Q&A and Closing remarks

Register here

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

Statement from FIAPAC on the recent law restricting abortion in the US state of Texas

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.”

FIGO and RCOG Workshop

FIGO and RCOG Workshop on Doctors as Advocates for Safe Abortion as part of FIGO’s World Congress 2021

Join the important and interactive workshop on identifying how OBGYNs can best enhance their practical skills to become safe abortion advocates. We will hear from OBGYNs already utilising their position to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, girls and pregnant people in their communities, and then split into breakout rooms to explore key principles and practices in getting started or stepping up advocacy work. The workshop will be repeated to accommodate different time zones.

If the workshop cost is a barrier for you, then we have a limited number of sponsored places available (although we cannot fund full Congress registration fees). Please contact asap@figo.org with a short introduction and we will try to allocate you a sponsored place. Please note these are on a first come, first served basis, so get in touch today! (Please note that you do need to be registered for the FIGO virtual congress, in order to be eligible to sign up for the workshop).

When: Sunday 3rd October
Workshop 1: 9am-12pm UK
Workshop 2: 1-4pm UK
Who: OBGYNs and others attending FIGO’s World Congress 2021 online.

For more information about the workshop: https://figo2021.org/pre-congress-workshops/
For more information and sign up to the congress and workshop session: https://figo2021.org/register/

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
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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 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