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Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia

Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia (SH&FPA) has been a leader in shaping the health rights agenda through advocacy, networking and capacity building at the national and international levels for more than 30 years. As a not-for-profit organization with charitable status, we work collaboratively with other national and international non-government organisations, governments and the private sector to achieve improved sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

SH&FPA is the national peak body for sexual health and family planning organisations (our Member Organisations). Collectively, these Member Organisations provide a range of sexual and reproductive health clinical services, community education programs, professional training and research.

  • In 2011, these Member Organisations provided more than a quarter of a million clinical services to the public in Australia. This included cancer prevention through pap smears and vaccinations, contraception and family planning services, and STI diagnosis and treatment.
  • Our Member Organisations are the only specialist provider of sexual and reproductive health workforce training and development in Australia. Every year they train Australia’s primary health care workforce, including GPs, nurses and aboriginal health workers.
  • These Member Organisations provide education and health promotion to primary and secondary school teachers, students, community workers, government agencies, disability workers and the general public.
  • They also produce and disseminate quality research, data and policy advice to government, businesses, community organisations and the public.