Asociación Pro-bienestar de la Familia de Guatemala (APROFAM)
With more than forty years of experience, APROFAM is the largest non-governmental sexual and reproductive health care provider in Guatemala. Operating twenty-seven clinics and five mobile health units, its 3,000 community health promoters and youth peer educators fill service delivery gaps by bringing vital health care to people living in rural and marginalized communities throughout the country. Its integrated services include gynecological care, contraceptive distribution, cervical cancer screening, post-abortion care, and STI testing and treatment. In 2013, APROFAM provided more than 1.6 million services nationwide.
APROFAM is passionate about increasing access to sexual and reproductive health services for marginalized groups, such as young people and people living in isolated and impoverished communities. In a country where fewer than one in three women receive basic information on their sexual and reproductive health—and only one in four have information about contraception—Guatemala has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in Latin America. To address this urgent need, APROFAM's peer education program disseminates information and encourages young people to seek its subsidized care.
APROFAM is part of a regional network of youth advocates who demand their government fulfill its promise to significantly increase young people's access to comprehensive sexuality education and youth-friendly services. It also participates in the Advocacy for the Eradication of Sexual Violence Project and is a partner in a national project that aims to decrease the rates of HIV infection among Guatemala’s most vulnerable and stigmatized groups.
Asociación Pro-bienestar de la Familia de Guatemala
5a. Avenida 13-18, Zona 1
Apartado Postal 1004