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Russian Association for Population and Development- is voluntary public non governmental non profit organization founded in 1991 with the support of the Russian Government.

 Since 1993 RAPD has been an accredited member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (, which operates in more than 170 countries. RAPD has branches in 43 territories of Russia. RAPD mission is to promote the reproductive health of youth, women and men, to develop responsible attitude to their health, creating a family and the importance of safe childbirth. We want each child being intended, loved and, healthy. We support the internationally accepted right of each individual and each family for free and responsible parenthood. RAPD works for promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights within 5 strategic directions: Adolescents, Access, AIDS, Abortion and Advocacy.

 Since its establishment RAPD has created a wide information base in the field of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. RAPD has prepared and published information and education material for specialists, popular brochures and booklets for the general population, including young people. Since 1993 RAPD has been publishing the Journal Family Planning highlighting scientific and practical achievements in the field of SRHR locally and abroad. RAPD took part in the implementation of the Governmental “Federal Family Planning Program” focusing on the Mass Media information and educational component.

 RAPD  implements SRHR projects on  regional and federal level together with its regional branches. RAPD elaborated the concept of sexuality education, guidelines supporting  program  for those who work with adolescents “Fundamentals of family planning and healthy lifestyles”, which was highly praised by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and by leading scientists and practitioners earlier. RAPD supports integration of educational programs for youth on improving Reproductive Health and promoting a healthy lifestyle into the national School Curriculum.

 RAPD branches closely co-operate with local legislative and executive authorities; participate in the elaboration and implementation of regional programs on family planning and reproductive health care, which include educational activities, training of staff and the promotion of high quality medical services and free contraception. RAPD and its regional structures contributed to creation of a country-wide movement on Family Planning, boosting interest of the general population towards SRHR and its importance of improving the quality of health. RAPD has been constantly collaborated with many State structures, Inter-Governmental, International and public organizations in the field of joint implementation of projects in FP and SRHR considering Reproductive Rights as the basic integral Human Rights.

RAPD welcomes you on our websites:,, and in our head office in Moscow, Russian Federation.


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© 2010 Russian Association for population & development (RAPD)
License № 77-01-001043 from 12.01.2006
Phone: +7 (499) 973-14-37, fax: +7 (499) 978-79-85

Be aware, as of 23 June 2015 Ministry of Justice of Russian Federation listed Regional public organization promoting protection of citizen’s reproductive health “Population and Development” in the register of NGO’s in accordance to the Federal law #121FZ of 20.07.2012.