The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) is a non-profit organization founded in 1963 by Alan Frank Guttmacher. It is a membership association of nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, pharmacists, physician assistants, physicians, researchers, educators, and other professionals. According to their mission statement, this organization aims to "...provide reproductive health services or education, conduct reproductive health research, or influence reproductive health policy. ARHP educates healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public. The organization fosters research and advocacy to improve reproductive health." The organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Contraception is the Association's official journal.