The Antigua Planned Parenthood Association (APPA)
APPA has been pioneering family planning in Antigua & Barbuda since 1970. Today, it continues to meet the demand for sexual and reproductive health services—particularly among vulnerable communities—by providing a full range of services that include contraceptives, gynecological care, pregnancy tests, breast exams, and pre- and post-abortion counseling.
During 2015, APPA – with support from the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation (CFPA) and Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC) – commenced the strengthening of efforts to mainstream the delivery of sexual and reproductive health services to members of various marginalized communities in Antigua, inclusive of Migrants, Sex Workers, and members of the LGBTQ communities. Through the execution of this project, the Association was able to reach segments of the society not previously reached.
APPA has played a key role in making sexual and reproductive health services available to all residents of Antigua & Barbuda. APPA is a major advocate of school-based comprehensive sexuality education and the need for health professionals to embrace youth-friendly services. The association’s school program equips young people with the knowledge and resources to make informed choices as well as to avoid unintended pregnancy. It also empowers adolescents to take responsibility for their choices and their lives.
Antigua Planned Parenthood Association – APPA
P,O Box 419
P: (268) 462-0947
F: (268) 560-2297