pro familia is the leading non-governmental service and consumer organization for sexual and reproductive health and rights in Germany. It was founded in 1952. It is a charity with a Federal structure. As a founder member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) it is closely linked to international developments and activities in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
- pro familia is politically and religiously independent. It specialises in issues of concern to the consumer such as sexual and reproductive well-being and rights, reproductive tech-nology, sexual ecology, family concerns, and the advancement of women and adoles-cents.
- pro familia provides a full array of professional services of highest quality. To make a difference, consumer needs and rights are put in the centre of all pro familia activities. In more than 160 multidisciplinary clinics and six centres, providing integrated counsel-ling/sterilisation and abortion services, pro familia reaches annually about 200,000 coun-selling clients and 100,000 young women and men in the sex education field.
- pro familia counselling services focus on contraception, pregnancy, infertility, sexuality and relationships, abortion, sexualized violence and women’s and men’s health issues. Pro familia also provides services for specific target groups such as adolescents, immi-grants, older women and men, women and men with physical and mental handicaps.
- pro familia as a consumer organization concentrates on issue development and advocacy, including abortion liberalisation, cost-free contraception, sexual and reproductive rights. It builds alliances and provides expertise, experience and contacts.