MEXFAM - Fundación Mexicana para la Planeación Familiar
MEXFAM works in 25 of the 32 Mexican states. It runs 85 service points, including 19 permanent clinics, 63 mobile facilities and through partnerships with 3 associate clinics.
MEXFAM covers the full gamut of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) needs and issues, including contraception, antenatal/post-natal care, maternal and child health, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV and AIDS, and information and education programmes. There is a particular bias towards serving those communities not reached by the government’s programme, including the economically disadvantaged, the rural poor, young people and men.
Of particular importance to the development of MEXFAM’s work has been the training of a network of teachers in priority areas who received 4 years training, and subsequently went on to train 98,000 young people and 16,000 parents in family planning and sexual and reproductive health.