The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong

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The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong - Wan Chai Clinic

The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK) is a voluntary organisation that promotes family planning in Hong Kong. The current Executive Director is Dr. Susan Fan, JP.

History[edit]

The association was founded in 1936 as the Hong Kong Eugenics League (香港優生學會). In 1950, it changed its name officially to the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. It became one of the founding members of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in 1952. At the beginning, FPAHK used individual contacts to do its task, spreading the Family Planning message. Subsequently, it started a clinic service. In 1956, it set up the first subfertility clinic. In 1955, the Hong Kong government began subsidising FPAHKs activities. From 1964 on, FPAHK received financial support by the International Planned Parenthood Federation. In 1967, FPAHK ran the first Hong Kong Family Planning Knowledge, Attitude & Practice (KAP) Survey (「香港家庭計劃知識、態度及實行調查」) and started sex education.

Soon after, the Hong Kong Department of Health started to take over the FPAHK sub-fertility clinics. At the same time, FPAHK started its "Two is enough" (「兩個夠哂數」) campaign. To further publicise its campaign, FPAHK made a poster of artist Petrina Fung playing with her kids, with the caption "No need for lots of babies, have two at most".

In 1986, FPAHK began to diversify its services and research with the establishment of the first health centre for teenagers at Causeway Bay. In 1989, FPAHK's new headquarters at Wanchai Southorn Centre began operations. After that, FPAHK pushed through a new artificial insemination service, the family planning awareness initiative, a one-stop service for premarital couples, an obstetric examination service, the experimental hormone replacement therapy plan, and initiated the Hong Kong Women's Reproductive and Sexual Health Advocacy Group (香港婦女生殖與性健康倡議組織). The "Be a Mr. Able in Family Planning" (「家庭計劃,要做得哥」) campaign was launched to entice men to play an active role in birth control. In 1998, FPAHK began to provide a mobile clinic service. In 1999, the mobile library and menopause clinic service started. On 11 December 2006, the FPAHK's office at Tsuen Wan Centre began operation.

In response to the changes of population trend and family value of Hong Kong society, the Association suggested "Family Big or Small, Family Planning is Best for All" to raise public awareness on early family planning. New initiatives were made to meet evolving needs of holistic sexual and reproductive health care, including Well Men Clinic, Cervical Diseases Clinic, Osteoporosis Clinic, Breast Clinic and Sex Therapy. On advocating sexuality education, the Association launched a 3-year "Youth Sexuality and Love Campaign" in 2008, and organized the "4th Asian Conference on Sexuality Education" in 2010, which was the first of its kind in Hong Kong.

FPA Jockey Club Teen Bean Mobile Classroom was launched in 2011 to promote sexuality education at the community level. In 2012, the FPA Jockey Club Youth Zone was set up to provide youth friendly one-stop services. Hong Kong couples are more positive about childbearing but many have not attained their ideal parity goals, the Association released a new API titled "How Many is Enough?" to remind couples to plan early in order to pursue their fertility aspirations.

Corporate Governance[edit]

Council and Committees

FPAHK Services[edit]

Sexual & Reproductive Health - Clinic Services
Sexual & Reproductive Health - Counselling Services
Enquiry and Appointment
  • FPAHK Service Hotline(2572-2222)
  • Married Life Information Service Hotline(2575-4477, ext.44)
  • e-Booking
  • e-Enquiry
Sexuality Education Programs and Training Courses
  • School Sexuality Education Programs
  • Training Programs for Teachers, Social Workers and Parents
  • Public Lectures and Seminars

Locate Us[edit]

Head Office:
  • Wan Chai Headquarters (10/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, H.K.)
FPAHK Clinics:
  • Wan Chai Clinic (G/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, H.K.)
  • Wan Chai Sexual & Reproductive Health Centre (9/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, H.K.)
  • Ma Tau Chung Clinic (G/F, 1/F & 2/F, 105 Ma Tau Chung Road, Kln.)
  • Wong Tai Sin Clinic (G/F, 1-2 Lung On House, Lower Wong Tai Sin Estate II, Kln.)
  • Yuen Long Clinic (G/F & 1/F, 149-153 On Ning Road, Yuen Long, N.T.)
  • Tsuen Wan Clinic (Room 1621-1622, 16/F, Nan Fung Centre, 264-298 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T. )
  • Tai Wai Clinic (Shop 24-25, 2/F, Sun Chui Shopping Centre, Sun Chui Estate, Tai Wai, Shatin, N.T.)
Youth Health Care Centres:
  • Wan Chai Youth Health Care Centre (FPA Jockey Club Youth Zone, 8/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, H.K.)
  • Mong Kok Youth Health Care Centre (Room A, 13/F, Full Win Commercial Centre, 573 Nathan Road, Kln.)
  • Kwai Fong Youth Health Care Centre (Unit 702-705, Level 7, Tower II, Metroplaza, 223 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Chung, N.T. )
Women's Clubs:
  • Lam Tin Women's Club (Unit 3B, G/F, Ping Chun House, Ping Tin Estate, Lam Tin, Kln.)
  • Tseung Kwan O Women's Club (Rm 323B-324, Po Ning House, Po Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O, N.T.)
  • Sheung Shui Women's Club (Rm 334-336, Choi Wah House, Choi Yuen Estate, Sheung Shui, N.T.)
  • Ma On Shan Women's Club (G/F, 2 Heng Fung House, Heng On Estate, Ma On Shan, N.T.)
  • Tuen Mun Women's Club (Rm 417-419, Oi Yung House, Yau Oi Estate, Tuen Mun, N.T.)
  • Yuen Long Women's Club (2/F, 149-153 On Ning Road, Yuen Long, N.T.)
FPA Jockey Club Teen Bean Mobile Classroom
  • The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong has been dedicated to advocating sexuality education. Since 1999, the Association has launched the Sex Education Mobile Library, which is the first of its kind in Hong Kong combining library services and sex education programs with the provision of a diversified sexual education resource centre for the community. The Sex Education Mobile Library also cooperates with schools and organizations in arranging sexuality education activities favored by schools, parents as well as citizens and it has served over 200,000 people since its launch. With the generous donation from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Association has substituted the Sex Education Mobile Library with a new Mobile Classroom in 2011, which is named as the FPA Jockey Club Teen Bean Mobile Classroom and will continue serving the community.
  • FPA Jockey Club Teen Bean Mobile Classroom provides reading, viewing and ordering of audio-visual and multi-media resource materials.Mobile classroom members can borrow resources for teaching use or reference.
  • Parking Schedule
FPA Activity & Resource Centre(8/F, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, H.K.)
  • With the generous donation of Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the 8/F of our Wanchai Headquarters have been revamped in 2012 to create a vibrant and youth friendly youth hub – FPA Jockey Club Youth Zone, which serves for young people to conveniently access educational programs and resources, clinical and counseling services. The Reference Library is now replaced by the Activity & Resource Centre (ARC) in Youth Zone, which continues to serve and provide educational support to schools, families and our community.
  • In ARC, the 6 key learning concepts are found in the installation of multi-media games, display of unique exhibits and a special area called Kids Zone, which aims to help children and youth to learn about the healthy attitude of sex in an open and relaxing atmosphere. Parents are also encouraged to talk about sexuality with their children by using our resources. ARC also serves the characteristics of library where collections of sexuality education, sexual and reproductive health, family life, and other audio-visual teaching kits and publications are provided for reference, loan or purchase. A space with free Wi-Fi internet access, computers and vending machine will create a comfortable atmosphere for visitors to freely access to our information.
  • Further promotion of sexuality education among schools, parents, youth and community groups are supported by our diversified activities, such as the guided tours, public talks for parents and DIY workshops. Members of ARC are welcome to borrow Chinese and English publications, and audio-visual educations kits. Fringe benefits and the latest news of ARC will be received.

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