The Barbados Family Planning Association [BFPA], was established in May 1954 and incorporated by an Act of Parliament in June 1967. The Association provides sexual and reproductive health information, clinical services, education, training, community outreach services and research. Our clinical services include: contraception, HIV & STI checks, pregnancy testing, pap smears, gynecological treatment, ante-natal care, fertility treatment, family life counselling and other related services. The BFPA has also established the successful Youth Advocacy Movement project (YAM), which empowers young people to make informed decisions regarding their Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights.
Over the years we have evolved, to provide essential services to key populations such as sex workers, LGBT Communities and persons living with or affected by HIV. We also run a very successful young mothers program. As educators, the BFPA now appears on the S-Factor radio show which airs during crop over season and we write for the print media and work with CBC, this is all part of our educational drive and allows us to reach a greater volume of people, to promote safe sexual practices and the issues around sexuality and sexual and reproductive health.
Our clinic welcomes people from all walks-of-life and includes business men and women, other health-workers housewives, men, the elderly and young persons, plus transgender women, and members from the LGBT communities. Our welcoming staff, operate under a policy of non discrimination and client confidentiality is one of the essential core values.
A community where each individual has access to the highest, quality sexual and reproductive health, information, education and services.
To Serve And Empower People With Their Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights.