Asociación Panameña para el Planeamiento de la Familia
The Asociacion Panameña para el Planeamiento de la Familia (APLAFA) provides family life education for the young, offering information and education on family planning and human sexuality. It runs a subsidized contraceptive service, and has agreements with public health bodies to provide integrated health services in a number of locations across the country. To maximize the organization’s reach, it also works with a number of other agencies and with private physicians.
APLAFA also delivers paediatric and sexual and reproductive health services such as cryotherapy, ultrasound and infertility treatment. There’s a strong strand of vocational training in APLAFA’s work. It uses courses, talks, seminars and workshops to train skills to women to enable them to make a living, to lift them out of poverty, and to give them the economic influence which enables them to make decisions about their own fertility.