ICRW at the International Conference on Family Planning 2022

Event Details

From: November 15, 2022

To November 18, 2022

Location: Pattaya City, Thailand

Media Contact

Anne McPherson

Vice President, Global Communications email [email protected]

The 2022 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) is being hosted in Pattaya City, Thailand from November 14-17. ICFP has convened the global development community, since 2009, around a shared vision of universal access to family planning.

This year, ICRW will be involved in a number of sessions and presentations, sharing posters, and engaged with experts from around the world.

Below is a list of where you will be able to find us at ICFP. For those attending, be sure to stop by and talk to us about family planning!


November 15, 2:40pm (Location: PEACH Pattaya 17) | The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on SRH Among Vulnerable Populations. Speakers include ICRW’s Aditi Vyas, Save the Children-US’ Maria Tsolka, UNFPA Tajikistan Country Office’s Nargis Rakhimova, UNFPA’s Tamar Khomasuridze, and Rachel Dean. More info here.

November 15, 4:15pm (Location: PEACH Pattaya 7) | Transition to high parity and sustained use of contraceptive: a cohort approach on determinants and differentials between young (15-24) and old (25 & above) married women in India. Oral presentation by Kakoli Borkotoky, Abhishek Gautam, Falak Raza, Pranita Achyut, Nitin Datta. 

November 15, 4:15pm-5:35pm (Location: PEACH Pattaya 4) | A Global SRHR Self-care Evidence Agenda: A Landscaping of Current Policy Mapping Strategies, Measurement Approaches, and Evidence Priorities for Future Research. Speakers will include ICRW’s Erick Yegon, Population Service International’s (PSI) Claire Rothschild, PSI’s Amanda Kalamar, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation’s (CIFF) Gilda Sedgh. More info here.

November 16, 8:30-10:00am (Location: PEACH Pattaya 15) | As part of a plenary session, Committed to Progress: building a stronger family planning movement, grounded in rightsICRW Africa Director Evelyne Opondo will be moderating a conversation entitled “Building a movement for all, grounded in human rights.” Other speakers include Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA, and Latanya Mapp Frett, President & CEO, Global Fund for Women.

November 16, 10:10am (Location: PEACH Pre-function area) | Poster Session 4: Shifting Young Girls’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Attitudes, Beliefs, Norms, and Intentions in Burkina Faso: Evaluation Results from the (re)solve Project. Pathfinder International will present a poster of the (re)olve project’s evaluation work in Burkina Faso, which was led by ICRW researchers Laura Hinson and Emily Schaub, with support from partners Pathfinder, Impact Epilysis, REM Africa, and independent consultant Reshma Trasi.

November 16, 10:15am (Location: Beach Hotel Royal Summit Chamber A) | Role of social connections in shaping family planning behaviors and practices: Evidence from Bihar and UP, India. Oral flash presentation by Nitin Datta. Supported by Pranita Achyut, Abhishek Gautam, and project partners. 

November 16, 10:15am (Location: PEACH Pattaya 15) | ASHA’s knowledge and perception of injectable contraceptives and service delivery. This oral presentation focuses on learnings from a quantitative study and qualitative deep dive with ASHAs injectable users in Bihar, India. Presenters include Falak Raza, Abhishek Gautam, Nitin Datta, Kakoli Borkotoky, Pranita Achyut, and project partners. 

November 16, 10:15am-11:35am (Location: PEACH Pattaya 2) | Power in practice: External factors influencing women’s reproductive health. Senior Associate Director of Research Erick Yegon will moderate. More info here.

November 16, 12:30pm (Location: PEACH pre-function area) | Family Planning as Couple’s Agenda: Understanding Social Norms in shaping Spousal Dynamics with Evidence from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India. Poster presented by Pranita Achyut. Supported by Kuhika Seth and Aishwarya Sahay. 

November 16, 7pm (Location: PEACH Pattaya 6) | Side event: Debate on How FP Programs Should Address the Increase in Use of Traditional Methods in Asia. Organized by: India Family Planning Monitoring Learning and Evaluation (India FP-MLE) Consortium, FP2030 Asia and the Pacific Hub. Description: In recent times, there has been an increase in the use of traditional method (TM) in India and many other Asian and SE Asian countries-with a notable exception of Philippines. Within India, several states have reported a substantial increase in TM use, and in many cases this increase has been more than the increase in modern method use between the two most recent rounds of Demographic and Health Survey. In view of this trend, it is important to understand the role of FP programs in expending efforts towards moving users from traditional method to modern method use. The Family Planning Monitoring Learning and Evaluation (FPMLE) consortium led by the Population Council in collaboration with FP2030 Asia and the Pacific Hub led by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) are organizing a debate on whether the already motivated TM users should be persuaded to shift to modern methods, or should these users be supported in their choices by helping them achieve their fertility goals through dissemination of accurate method information. Learn more here. It is not necessary to RSVP, but for those who would like to, you can do that here.

November 17, 10:15am (Location: PEACH Pattaya 14) | Who are shaping men’s Family Planning practices? Learnings from a Social network study in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India. Oral presentation by Pranita Achyut, Nitin Datta, Falak Raza, Abhishek Gautam, and project partners.