This is RFSU

Published 8/25/2016 | Updated 8/26/2016

Comment | 0 comments

RFSU is a pioneering Swedish organisation working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Founded in 1933, RFSU is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation without party-political, trade union or religious affiliation. We run projects and programmes to promote access to sexual and reproductive health and rights — both in Sweden and internationally. We also have a sexual health clinic in Stockholm that serves the community, as well as providing an invaluable source of learning for the organisation. In addition, we own a company that makes and sells condoms, lubricants, sex toys and pregnancy tests.

RFSU plays a leading role in shaping the political agenda on gender equality (as well as SRHR) in Sweden and internationally. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) was founded by RFSU and other actors, and RFSU remains IPPF’s Swedish member association.

RFSU advocates and influences Swedish and international agreements on SRHR. Much of this work is done with partners — for us, partnership is a fundamental way of working. We channel support to civil society organisations in a number of countries. We also work with organisations and networks in Brussels, Geneva and New York to secure strong support for SRHR in international agreements, and to ensure their implementation.


Be the first to comment.

Post a comment

I have read and agree to the terms and conditions
Verification, please copy the code to the right:  captcha

More from About RFSU

This is RFSU

RFSU is a pioneering Swedish organisation working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Founded in 1933, RFSU is a...

Read more

Background and history

‘I dream of the day when every newborn child is welcome, when men and women are equal, and when sexuality is an expression of intimacy, joy and...


Values and goals

RFSU is convinced that sexuality has a central role to play, not only for individuals but also for society. For this reason, we want to contribute...


The RFSU Clinic

The RFSU Clinic offers people of all age groups contraception counselling and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is one...


Local branches

RFSU has nineteen local branches spread across Sweden. Some are quite small, and are staffed by just a handful devoted volunteers; others are larger...


Products/RFSU Ltd

RFSU Ltd tests, packages, markets and sells many different types of condom. All our condoms are high quality, safe but thin, and each one has its...


Our fundings and partnerships

RFSU’s funding comes from various different sources. RFSU gains some of its funds through its company RFSU Ltd, which sells condoms, lubricants, sex...