The European Society of Contraception (ESC) was founded on December 26, 1988 in Paris, France
The aims of the Society are as follows:
To provide information on contraception and reproductive health care in the countries of Europe and to improve access to it.
The harmonisation of the legal situation in this field in the countries of Europe.
To promote availability of all established methods of contraception in these countries.
To commission and carry out epidemiological and sociological studies and other types of research on contraception and reproductive health care in the countries of Europe.
To co-operate with appropriate organisations and institutions sharing the Society's aims throughout the world, in particular to share knowledge and experience of contraception.