The Family Planning Association

The Family Planning Association

At a glance


  • Counselling / advice
  • Health and well being / research and care

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We give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK. We do this through:

  • inclusive, evidence-based information and advice on our websites
  • accredited training and consultancy services for professionals
  • national awareness, prevention and behaviour-change campaigns
  • a wide range of publications and resources on all aspects of sexual health
  • an unplanned pregnancy, counselling, information and support service for women in Northern Ireland with an unplanned or crisis pregnancy
  • sexual health and relationship support for people with learning disabilities and their family carers
  • supporting parents and carers to talk to their children about sexual health
  • facilitating group work for young people to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience through personal development approaches
  • accredited community-based sexual health and personal development projects across the UK.

We advocate for sexual health by:

  • representing consumer views to government and policy makers
  • contributing expert knowledge to government advisory and expert groups
  • lobbying and campaigning to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of everyone across the UK.


We are the UK member association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and our work is in line with IPPF’s Declaration of Sexual Rights.



We strive to make sure that people across the UK, of all ages and backgrounds have the information and support they need to make positive choices about their sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing. We do this through our ground-breaking projects and services, our trusted, evidence-based information and educational materials, our awareness campaigns, and our training for professionals. We advocate and campaign for evidence- and needs-based policies and high-quality public services. FPA has a trusted and highly regarded reputation and more than 85 years of experience; we punch well above our weight on the national stage

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