Swedish Association for Sexuality Education

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The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU), (Swedish: Riksförbundet för sexuell upplysning) is a Swedish nonprofit organization that works with public opinion formation on sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as information and education about sexuality and relationships.[1] One of RFSU's main issues is the right to free abortion. The current Secretary-General is Maria Andersson.[2]

RFSU was founded February 24, 1933[3] by, among others, Elise Ottesen-Jensen, Gunnar Inghe and Hanna Lundin. Ottesen-Jensen was chairman from its inception until 1959, and has come to be strongly associated with the organization, whose journal, Ottar, was named after her.

RFSU works with information, education and advocacy by organizing courses, conferences and debates. Moreover, the RFSU carries an extensive international work with similar organizations in other countries. RFSU is the Swedish national affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.[4]

RFSU is the owner of RFSU AB and holds minority stake in Etac AB. Part of their profit goes to RFSU activities. RFSU AB sells condoms, lubricants, pregnancy tests and sex toys.[5] Etac develops, manufactures and sells products for people with reduced mobility.[6]

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  1. ^ "About RFSU". The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Secretary General". The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education. Retrieved 2016-04-22. 
  3. ^ "Our History". The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  4. ^ "Background and history". The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  5. ^ "RFSU Ltd". The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  6. ^ "Etac Ltd". The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 

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