The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC) was founded on December 26, 1988 in Paris, France, as a non-profit organisation (in accordance with the French law of 1st July 1901 and the decree of 16th August 1901).
Besides the official seat in France, the Society has an operational office in Belgium (VAT registered).
A leading professional society working collaboratively in Europe and beyond to champion
evidence-based education and research in sexual and reproductive health and rights
including facilitating people’s informed decisions in choosing and using contraception.
The objectives of the Society are as follows:
1. To further holistic education of sexual and reproductive health service providers in every country.
2. To promote all types of research in sexual and reproductive health and rights to ensure that the education provided is based on the best evidence.
3. To collaborate with a range of non-governmental and governmental national and international organisations with similar objectives and values
4. To remain the leading professional society in Europe in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights enhancing individual’s and couple’s choices of contraception.
The ESC Medal (former Congress Medal) honours outstanding national or international recognised activity in contraception, abortion, sexual or reproductive health in accordance with the aims of the Society.
The ESC Society award (former Seminar Medal) recognises outstanding organisational support and activity within the ESC itself in accordance with the aims of the Society.
2006 Medal – D. Serfaty, France
2007 Diploma – A. Webb, UK
2008 Medal – G. Creatsas, Greece
2009 Diploma – E. Aubeny, France
2010 Congress Medal – J. Lippes, USA
2011 Seminar Medal – D. Cibula, Czech Republic
2012 Congress Medal – W. Peers †, Belgium
2012 Congress Medal – E. Diczfalusy, Sweden
2014 Congress Medal – J.-J Amy, Belgium
2015 Seminar Medal – S. Randall, UK
2016 Congress Medal – V. Prilepskaya, Russia
2017 Seminar Medal – I. Batar, Hungary
2018 ESC Medal – G. Lazdane, Latvia
2018 Society award – E. Arisi, Italy
2018 Society award – R. Beerthuizen, the Netherlands
European consortium for emergency contraception. Founded in 2012, ECEC works to expand knowledge about and access to Emergency Contraception (EC) within the European region and promotes the standardization of EC service delivery to ensure equitable access across the region. EC is the only contraceptive method that can be used after sex, and it provides women with an additional opportunity to prevent a pregnancy.
More information on www.ec-ec.org
European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The ESC has been recognised as a valid partner and member of the Standing Committee on Training and Assessment of the European Board of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Section (EBCOG) of the Union Européenne des Medécins Spécialistes (UEMS). By this the ESC contributes to the preparation of structure and content of postgraduate education in obstetrics and gynecology, especially in the fields of family planning and sexual education.
More info on www.EBCOG.org
European Society for Sexual Medicine. The aim is the advancement and improvement of public awareness, education and research in the field of Sexual Medicine and the diffusion of knowledge of new and improved methods of teaching and practicing Sexual Medicine. To further these aims ESSM supports scientists in the field of Sexual Medicine to advance the basic understanding of human sexual physiology and psychology, to translate fundamental research findings to clinical use, to develop and adopt new medicines, technologies and methods for the treatment of sexual dysfunctions and for the improvement of human sexual health.
More information on www.essm.org/
International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraception Associates. FIAPAC is an organization of professionals working in the field of abortion and contraception. Aims:
More information on www.fiapac.org
International Federation of Infant and Juvenile Gynecology. We strive, worldwide, to improve the reproductive health of young people by raising the bar for clinical care, research and education in all things Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG). FIGIJ brings together PAG experts from all corners of the globe to educate those who serve this population; to further the research in this field; and to advocate for the health of our youth worldwide.
More information on www.figij.org/
The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. We are the largest UK professional membership organisation working at the heart of sexual and reproductive health, supporting healthcare professionals to deliver high quality care. FSRH is a faculty of the Royal College of the Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Our specialist committees of SRH doctors and nurses work together to produce high quality training programmes, specialist conferences and events, clinical guidance and other SRH learning resources, all of which are designed to support learning and development.
More information on www.fsrh.org/home/
The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC) was founded on December 26, 1988 in Paris, France
The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC) was founded on December 26, 1988 in Paris, France.
The General Assembly of the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health declares to adopt: The Sexual Rights Declaration as issued by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in May 2008. In this declaration seven guiding principles providing a framework for sexual rights as an integrated part of the canon of human rights are formulated: The Hague Declaration