Členská organizácia International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
Slovak Family Planning Association (Slovak FPA) is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary, non governmental organisation (NGO), established in 1991. SFPA is a member of International Planned Parenthood Federation. Organisation comprises mostly of professionals (physicians, nurses, teachers, psychologist, journalist, lawyers) acting in the area of family planning, sexual and reproductive health. Mission of the Slovak FPA is to support a responsible and cultivated sexual behaviour of men and women and to defend basic human right in the field of sexual and reproductive health.
Slovak FPA has three main goals:
1. To support, defend and monitor compliance with basic human rights of all men and women for free and informed choice with respect to their own sexual and reproductive health.
2. To initiate changes in education system concerning sexual and reproductive health
3. To form Slovak FPA as a multi – disciplinary NGO, bringing together financial and human resources to achieve its. set goals; i.e. to initiate and assist with the establishment of conditions that will optimise the co-ordination of the entire system that provide sexual and reproductive health services with a special focus on groups that require special attention.
In pursuing its goals Slovak FPA is propagating reproductive rights as basic human rights in environment with decreasing natality, without active women organisation, with aggressive religious, mainly catholic opposition, against reproductive health and reproductive rights philosophy, and in country without tradition of civil society. It organises multidisciplinary conferences, press conferences and other mass-media activities, to increase awareness of professionals and lay public on reproductive health problems and possible solutions respecting reproductive rights of individuals. Slovak FPA organises training of teachers for sex education, training of volunteer-advisors for telephone hot line for abused children, lectures for nurses and physicians in postgraduate courses, publishes four time a year its own information bulletin “Empathia”. Slovak FPA is a member of IPPF European Network and is collaborating with other international agencies working in Slovakia or abroad (WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, Population Institute in Washington etc. Slovak FPA supports co-ordination of family planing cervices network to be more client oriented, through its own members, working in out patient departments.