Aruba's social and economic challenges during the 1960s has led to the creation of a framework for working together to improve the sexual and reproductive health of the Aruban community. As a result, the Foundation for the Promotion of Responsible Parenthood - Aruba, also referred to as Family Planning Aruba (FPA), was launched on 24 November 1970. Over the past seventy years FPA has fulfilled some of its members/clients and services. Awendia FPA annually provides service to approximately 4,200 clients, reaching 5,250 students with comprehensive sexuality education, distributing 20,000 contraceptive products and 150,000 condoms annually. FPA has over forty-nine years of experience in the field, is recognized as a partner of the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the Aruban Government and has played a crucial role in providing leadership in the family planning movement in Aruba.
The mission of the Foundation for the Promotion of Responsible Parenthood - Aruba is to promote the right and accessibility of service, guidance, information and education on contraception and sexual and reproductive health in the Aruban community, without any discrimination of race, religion, political, or sexual orientation.