Who We Are

The Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT) is a 54 year old NGO with a mission to advance sexual reproductive health and rights, through advocacy and the provision of quality services to men, women and young people in Trinidad and Tobago. The Association’s core focus is on ensuring a healthy sexual lifestyle among citizens within reproductive age by providing access to the services and information they need.  FPATT is a Member Association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) (a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, in over 170 countries) and currently falls under the agenda of the Ministry of the People and Social Development.
The Association consists of five clinics; which includes De Living Room, a clinic designed for the unique needs of young people, and our Mobile Outreach Programme that provides services to underserved communities throughout the country

In 2005, FPATT became fully accredited as a member of the IPPF. Full accreditation assured that the Association met with 64 international standards which included service, governance and management. In addition, FPATT became the only Member Association (MA) in the Caribbean to achieve Quality of Care Standards in 2006.

The Association has been consistently impacting the economic and social development of Trinidad and Tobago for the last 54 years, by providing services which include the following:

  • The provision of information, education and counseling on safe sexual practices to ensure a decrease in the occurrences of sexually transmitted infections, particularly HIV and AIDS, as well as the prevention of unplanned pregnancies. 
  • Access to preventative screening for breast, cervical and prostate cancer through pap smears, breast examinations and digital rectal examinations.
  • Access to contraceptive methods, both temporary (pills, diaphragms, injectables) and permanent (tubal ligations and vasectomies).
  • Access to infertility testing and counseling
  • Access to Voluntary Counselling and Testing for HIV 
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health care and rights for Adolescents
  • Advocating for legal reform in the areas of gender, sexuality and for the elimination of unsafe abortion practices.