International Conference on Family Planning 2018

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Anne McPherson

Vice President, Global Communications email [email protected]

Going to this year’s International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Rwanda? We’ll be there!

Check out our sessions, as well as a panel discussion hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Women and Girls at the Center of Development (WGCD). More information below.

Here are the sessions:

Tuesday, November 13th

  • 8:00 – 11:00 am, Auditorium
    • Poster Session 1: Integrating cervical cancer prevention services within family planning programs: Insights from the fieldICRW’s Mara Steinhaus & PSI
  • 11:55 am – 1:15 pm, MH 3
    • Session 2 (Flash Session): What drives the change in contraceptive prevalence across districts of India? The role of socioeconomic change, investments in health and the demand (Part of: Determinants of family planning use and fertility), ICRW Asia Team
  • 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Auditorium
    • Poster Session 3: Bridging gaps in access to family planning: role of COT model in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, ICRW Asia Team
  • 4:20 – 5:40 pm, AD 1
    • Session 4 (Oral): Fertility, Population Growth and the Economic Impacts of Child Marriage (Part of: Measuring impacts: family planning, unintended pregnancy, youth and child marriage), ICRW’s Neetu John

Wednesday, November 14th

  • 7:00 – 8:30 am, Kigali Conference Center, Room AD 10
    • Morning Side Event: Exploring Men’s Roles as Partners and Activists Supporting Women’s Access to Safe Abortion, ICRW Asia’s Sapna Kedia and other panelists from the Great Lakes Initiative for Human Rights and Development, Health Development Initiative-Rwanda and Ipas Nigeria. Moderated by Kate Doyle, Senior Program Officer at Promundo-US.
  • 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Auditorium
    • Poster Session 5: Contraceptive discontinuation and failure across socioeconomic spectrum in India: a method specific analysis of calendar data from NFHS-4, ICRW Asia Team
  • 2:35 – 3:55 pm, AD 9
    • Session 3 (Preformed Panel): Decision-making and power dynamics among couples and the implications for contraceptive uptake, Women & Girls at the Center of Development (WGCD) panel, including ICRW’s Neetu John, ICRW Asia’s Abhishek Gautam (presenting CINI research) Sneha Challa (UCSD, sharing Pathfinder partner research) and Anastasia Gage (Tulane). Moderated by with Gwyn Hainsworth (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).

Thursday, November 15th

  • 10:25 – 11:45 am, AD 12
    • Session 1 (Flash Session): What indicates reproductive empowerment: joint decision-making, or deciding alone? New insights from a mixed-methods study in Nepal (Part of: Gender, empowerment, family planning, and sexual and reproductive health and rights), ICRW’s Laura Hinson

ICFP has a lot to offer this year. Be sure to check out all of the great sessions!

For more details, visit See you there!