The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) is Ireland’s leading sexual health charity. The organisation promotes the right of all people to sexual and reproductive health information and dedicated, confidential and affordable healthcare services.
Motivated by the suffering caused by the State’s blanket ban on contraception, the IFPA was established by seven volunteers in 1969. Since then the IFPA has been to the fore in setting the agenda for sexual and reproductive health and rights both nationally and internationally.
Today the IFPA offers a comprehensive range of services which promote sexual health and support reproductive choice on a not-for-profit basis.
The IFPA provides medical services from its clinics in Dublin city centre and Tallaght as well as crisis pregnancy and counselling services at 11 centres nationwide.
The IFPA delivers family planning courses to doctors and nurses and also provides education and training on reproductive health issues to service providers, young people, parents and community groups.
With a strong track record in providing high-quality medical services, pregnancy counselling and education, IFPA is a respected authority on sexuality and health and is regularly called upon to give expert opinion and advice.
The IFPA works with partner organisations and civil society to raise awareness of the importance of sexual and reproductive health at home and all over the world. The IFPA’s mission is to enable people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and to understand their rights.