Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT)
SHFPACT was established as Family Planning ACT in 1971 to provide contraceptive and pregnancy services in the community. In 2002, the organisation changed its name to Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) to reflect its broader range of services and clients.
SHFPACT works to improve the sexual and reproductive health of the Canberra community within a human rights and social justice framework. SHFPACT works to reduce barriers to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and increase access to information, training and health services that build the capacity of individuals, families and communities to live sexually healthy lives.
SHFPACT is a non-government, non-profit health promotion charity.
- Unplanned Pregnancy Counselling
SHFPACT provides unbiased and non-directive pregnancy options counselling to women in the ACT with unplanned pregnancy, including where relevant and acceptable to her, to her partner and/or family.
This service may also be provided to partners and/or family who may require information and support, provided access by this group does not compromise access by women with unplanned pregnancies.
Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) is a pro-choice organisation, and advocates for women's rights to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health. We believe that faced with an unplanned pregnancy, a woman makes a decision that is based on her values and beliefs, including her religious or spiritual values, and takes account of those of her partner, family and the community in which she lives.
We neither promote nor condemn the choice of any option, whether continuing with the pregnancy, seeking adoption, or termination of pregnancy, and our services will refer for any of these options.
We are part of a national organisation, Family Planning Alliance Australia, and share a common philosophical position that abortion should be safe, legal and accessible, as should access to appropriate support to maintain a pregnancy to term and subsequently to raise a child, and access to services for adoption where a woman chooses to continue the pregnancy to term but not to parent the child.
Please note that SHFPACT does not provide direct services related to any of these options.
Limited appointment times are available during clinic opening hours. Please call to discuss your needs, we also have a Wednesday evening clinic.
SHFPACT's Clinic is fully wheelchair accessible.
|Phone: ||02 6247 3077|
|Fax: ||02 6257 5710|
|Tuesday: ||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday: ||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM - open now as at 4:35 PM EST|
|Thursday: ||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Friday: ||9:00 AM - 12:30 PM|
Other services at Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT)
- Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics
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