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The International Federation of Abortion and Contraception Professionals (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.

 

2022 FIAPAC Conference

9 - 10 September 2022
11 September AM - post-conference session, open for French-speaking participants
Riga, Latvia
Theme: Fertility control into the hands of women
More information here.

Statement regarding the Conference in Riga and the situation in Ukraine

We understand there have been some concerns expressed about international travel due to the conflict in Ukraine. The FIAPAC board has made a full consideration of this and given that Latvia has no border with Ukraine and the huge distance from Riga to Ukraine (over 1000 kms away), we are still be reassured that the in person conference  should go ahead.

The FIAPAC board feel that it is important to show solidarity with our members and friends in Europe and confidence in their future stability.

Obviously, we will keep the situation under review, and develop a “plan B” in case of adverse developments, but for now we urge you  to support us - and particularly our Latvian colleagues -  by registering for the conference as soon as possible, and by promoting the event to others.

We are sure you will find lots to interest you in the programme. While the COVID pandemic has posed many challenges it has also allowed  us to pilot new telemedical interventions on a scale we could never have imagined. We will have masses to discuss in Riga and, on behalf of the Committee, we are looking forward to seeing you there.

General Assembly 2022

The FIAPAC General Assembly (GA) will take place on Friday 9 September 2022 from 18:00 - 19:30 (members only).
Place of the meeting: Riga Stradins University, 16 Dzirciema street, 1007 Riga, Latvia.

Members who wish to put an item on the agenda, can contact the secretariat (admin@fiapac.org) not later than 26 August 2022. Items not on the agenda, cannot be discussed at the meeting.

The preliminary agenda is enclosed here.
The final agenda will be circulated on 1 September.

Members are allowed to bring a proxy vote to the GA in case a colleague paid-up FIAPAC member would not be in a position to attend the GA meeting. The form to be used is enclosed here. No other forms will be accepted and we will check on-site if your colleague is indeed a paid-up member. Each attending paid up member is entitled to one vote. He/she may also cast one proxy vote only.

FIAPAC Board elections 2022

2022 is a year in which Board elections must be organised.

Time table

  • 1 July: reference point at which the number of members per country is calculated to determine the number of board representatives for each country. Each country may have one representative in the Board if they have five paid-up members; two representatives if a country has twenty or more paid-up members.
  • 1 July: start application perioddownload the application form here.
  • 1 August: closing date for applications.
  • 2 August: countries are informed on the candidates, followed by e-voting (by 2022 paid-up members only).
  • September: the new Board will be announced formally at General Assembly

Please find here the member count for your country on 1 July 2022 (reference point).

An overview of the current Board is available here.

Call to Action

FIAPAC endorses the Call to action from the Center for Reproductive Rights.

The decision by the United States Supreme Court in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturns Roe v. Wade, thereby dismantling the U.S. constitutional right to abortion. The decision will have a profound and devastating impact.

Read the full Cal to Action here.

Survey on Rhesus testing and Anti-D immunoglobin treatment

The pandemic has had an impact on access to first-trimester abortion care, sometimes improving it and sometimes restricting it, prompting further efforts to facilitate access and streamline the process. In this context and given the recent literature on Anti-D Rhesus prophylaxis recommendations, we are conducting a survey to better understand current local practices on Rhesus testing and Anti-D immunoglobin treatment, as well as underlying considerations.

The questionnaire is anonymous and only takes about 5 minutes.
Please note that you will be invited to quickly register before starting, for confidentiality reasons and to ensure each participation is unique.
We thank you for taking the time and providing your honest responses for best outcomes. We look forward to sharing with you the results as soon as they become available.

This survey will remain accessible online till 15 July.
Please feel free to forward this email to other colleagues in the field.
Go to the survey here.

We are grateful for the support of NORDIC PHARMA.

Privacy statement

RCOG information

The RCOG Making Abortion Safe eLearning resources are new free resources for healthcare professionals who want to expand access to abortion care through advocacy and education, available on the RCOG eLearning platform.

In the blog Educating the next generation of abortion providers – how to get it right by Dr Jayne Kavanagh, RCOG Clinical Education Lead and Dr Patricia A. Lohr, Medical Director at BPAS, they discuss the role of medical education and training in abortion, the barriers to providing it, and the work of the RCOG to create the next generation of providers. 

The Best Practice Papers in abortion care and post-abortion care are now available on the RCOG website. The Best Practice Papers are a succinct and useful tool for clinical practitioners and educators, synthesising evidence-based guidance from the WHO, RCOG and others.  The papers have been designed so that they can be adapted to different local context.

Membership 2022

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

Letter from FIAPAC to the Members of the National Council of the Slovak Republic (28 October 2021)
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