History and aims

Aims of the Society
Founding members
The Hague Declaration of Sexual and Reproductive Health in Europe
ESC Awards

Aims

The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC) was founded on December 26, 1988 in Paris, France.The aims of the Society are as follows:

  • To improve and facilitate knowledge and use of contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted infections and reproductive health care in the countries of Europe.
  • To promote the harmonisation of different policies concerning contraception and reproductive health care in the countries of Europe.
  • To promote availability of all methods of contraception in the countries of Europe.
  • To carry out epidemiological and sociological studies and other types of research on contraception and reproductive health care in the countries of Europe.
  • To encourage relations between the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health and other appropriate organisations in Europe and throughout the world.
  • To share knowledge and experience of contraception with countries outside Europe.

Founding members

V.Bruni, Italy

A.Santos, Portugal

G.Creatsas, Greece

D.Serfaty, France - Honorary President

N.Diederich, Luxembourg

M.Short, Ireland

A.A.Haspels, The Netherlands

S.O.Skouby, Denmark

L.Iglesias Cortit, Spain

A.Teichmann, Germany

R.Kirkman, United Kingdom M.Vekemans, Belgium

The Hague Declaration on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Europe

 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

ESC Awards

An ESC Medal is established to honour outstanding national or international recognised activity in contraception, abortion, sexual or reproductive health in accordance with the aims of the Society.

An ESC Diploma is established to honour outstanding organisational support and activity within the ESC itself in accordance with the aims of the Society.

At the General Assembly during the 11th ESC Congress in The Hague it was decided that the status of the ESC Diploma is similar to the status of the ESC Medal.

2006 Medal - D. Serfaty, France
2007 Diploma - A. Webb, UK
2008 Medal - G. Creatsas, Greece
2009 Diploma - E. Aubeny, France - Introductory lecture by Anne Webb
2010 Medal - J. Lippes, USA - View slideshow with presenting of medal
2011 Medal - D. Cibula, Czech Republic
2012 Medal - W. Peers, Belgium
          Medal - E. Diczfalusy, Sweden
2014 Medal - J.-J Amy, Belgium
2015 Medal - S. Randall, UK
2016 Medal - V. Prilepskaya, Russia
2017 Medal - I. Batar, Hungary
 

 

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