About Us

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) is Ireland’s leading sexual health charity. We promote the right of all people to sexual and reproductive health information and dedicated, confidential and affordable healthcare services.

The IFPA was established by seven volunteers in 1969 and has been to the fore in setting the agenda for sexual and reproductive health and rights both nationally and internationally since then.

In 2019 the IFPA celebrated its 50th anniversary. A commemorative brochure, The IFPA at 50, outlines our five decades of work for the implementation of the highest attainable standard of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Ireland.

The IFPA today

Today, the IFPA offers a comprehensive range of services which promote sexual health and support reproductive choice on a not-for-profit basis from our clinics in Dublin city centre and Tallaght, and pregnancy counselling services at ten centres nationwide.

We also deliver contraceptive training to medical professionals and sexual health training to service providers, young people, parents and community groups.

With a strong track record in providing high quality medical, counselling and education services, the IFPA is a respected authority on sexual and reproductive health and rights and is regularly called upon to give expert opinion and advice.

The IFPA works with partner organisations and civil society to raise awareness of the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights at home and all over the world. The IFPA’s mission is to enable people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and to understand their rights.

The IFPA is a limited company (028395) and has charitable status (Registered Charity Numbers: CHY 5694 and 20008949). The IFPA is compliant with Charities Regulator’s Charities Governance Code.

The IFPA is a signatory of the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messaging.