Every other year, the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) brings together the family planning community to share best practices, celebrate successes, and chart a course forward for family planning worldwide.
The largest international conference of its kind, the ICFP is attended by thousands of researchers, program implementers, policymakers, advocates, youth leaders, media, and representatives of local and international organizations.
ICFP publishes papers developed from top abstracts accepted to the conference. Please view the papers via the various journals in which they were published.
Family Planning: Selected Research Papers from the Second International Conference on Family Planning, Dakar, Senegal, November 2011, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Advancing Family Planning: Research Papers Selected from the Third International Conference on Family Planning, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 2013, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
The ICFP is more than a conference; it is a movement and a platform for strategic inflection points in the family planning agenda.
We look forward to seeing you at the next ICFP in 2018!
The fourth ICFP and first outside of Africa, was hosted by Indonesia, a historical leader in innovative family planning programming since the 1970s, but with declines starting in 2002. The conference re-sparked the issue and helped hold a focus family planning as the country developed new universal access health care policies.
Ethiopia hosted the third ICFP, a country which had great success with their family planning policies, and set the tone for a celebratory conference.
The second ICFP highlighted family planning issues in francophone Africa and continued the momentum generated from the first ICFP.
The first of the ICFP conferences, held in Uganda, a country that tended to have pronatalist policies, the conference sparked positive change for family planning policies in Uganda and put family planning back on the global health agenda.