Japan Family Planning Association, Inc.
apan Family Planning Association (JFPA) is a civil organization, established in 1954.
JFPA works hand in hand with the government, and with advice from experts and institutions, strives to achieve “a society where everyone in the country can have access to voluntary reproductive health services”.
Our activities include:
- Issuing our organ publication “Kazoku to Kenko (which means family and health in English)” and holding various seminars and workshops for educational and PR purposes.
- Providing services and information on adolescent health, contraception, infertility, sexuality education, prevention of STD and heredity through clinic based counselling.
- Developing and distributing educational material and equipment which will promote reproductive health.
We are working in the field of birth control, adolescent health, health promotion and sexuality education, maternal and child health, infertility counselling, health of middle-aged women, STD, prevention of sexual violence and child abuse, prevention of accidents and international cooperation in partnership with doctors, health nurses, midwives, health workers, nursing teachers and social workers. We also advocate women’s and adolescent health issues to policy and law makers.
JFPA perceives reproductive health as “sexual and reproductive health which covers lifetime and includes family planning and maternal and child health”. We are attempting to spread this concept by using the abbreviated term, “ripuro herusu (which means repro-health in English)”.