“You have transformed the lives of women, men and children in the UK.”
Free contraception for all; sexual health services from the NHS; abortion rights – we have helped achieve them all.
2010 – FPA celebrated 80 years
Today the right to enjoy sexual relationships, free from pregnancy, is taken for granted yet when FPA was first formed in 1930 there were only 20 family planning clinics and knowledge was limited to those that had money.
During the next 50 years, FPA set up over 1,000 family planning clinics which were handed over to the NHS in the 1970s, marking a landmark event when contraception became free for all.
In the last decade FPA has extended its remit to providing information, help and advice for a wide range of sexual health issues including sexually transmitted infections, reproductive rights including abortion, sex and relationships education and, increasingly, help and support around sexual pleasure and wellbeing.