Family Planning Association India

Family Planning Association India

The Family Planning Association India, also known as FPA India, is an Indian registered charity working to promote sexual health. It celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1999. Its motto is "Fulfilling People's Aspiration".

The organisation was established in 1949, FPA India has been recognized as India's leading and largest reproductive and sexual health organisation. It provides information on sexuality education and family life and a wide range of services in sexual and reproductive health including family planning, bringing health and happiness to millions.

FPA India works closely with NGOs and the Government.

FPA India is contributing towards:

* Population Stabilisation
* Prevention of Unsafe Abortion and Sex Selective Abortions
* Reduction in Infant Mortality Rate
* Reduction in Maternal Mortality Rate
* Reduction in Reproductive Morbidity of Men and Women
* Reduction in Sexually Transmitted Infections, including HIV
* Gender Equity and Gender Equality
* Meeting the SRH Needs of Youth

FPA India envisions health, particularly sexual and reproductive health for all, especially marginalized and young people, in the broad context of sustainable development leading towards the alleviation of poverty, stabilization of population, gender equality, and human rights.

FPA India strengthens a voluntary and non-government commitment to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights including family planning. It supports the rights of individuals to reproductive choices, including legal and safe abortion; works towards reducing the spread and the impact of STIs/HIV/AIDS and increasing access to gender sensitive SRH information, education and services to all especially the young and marginalized and eliminating violence, discrimination, and abuse.

Collaborating Partners of FPA India

* National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA)
* Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
* Packard Foundation
* Planned Parenthood Federation of America, University of Rochester, USA
* Japan Trust Fund
* West Wind Foundation
* Ford Foundation
* Government of India
* State AIDS Cell
* Family Health International (FHI)
* Centre for Operations Research and Training (CORT)
* Humanas
* Avert Society


FPA India works through 40 Branches and special projects spread across the country assisted by national/international funding.

The Branches manage:

* 37 Reproductive Health and Family Planning Centres
* 24 Urban Family Welfare Centres
* 15 Outreach Service Units
* 25 Sexuality Education, Counselling, Research, Training/Therapy Centres

Supported by:

* 2,019 Community Based Distributors
* 2,266 Local Voluntary Groups
* 3,000 Peer educators
* 41,225 Grass-root level volunteers

Serves over 7,00,000 clients

Strategic Plan (2005-2009)

Access - All people particularly the poor, marginalized, the socially excluded and underserved are able to exercise their rights, to make free and informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health, and have access to SRH information, sexuality education and high quality services including family planning.

Advocacy - Strong public, political and financial commitment and support for sexual and reproductive health and rights at the national and international levels.

Adolescents - All adolescents and young people are aware of their sexual and reproductive rights, are empowered to make informed choices and decisions regarding SRH; and are able to act on them.

AIDS - Reduction in the incidence of HIV/AIDS and the full protection of the rights of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Abortion - A universal recognition of a woman's right to choose and have access to safe abortion, and a reduction in the incidence of unsafe abortion.

External links

* [ FPA India]

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