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 academic conference of its kind, the ICFP is attended by thousands of researchers, ministers, program implementers, policymakers, advocates, youth leaders, media and representatives of local and international organizations.
The ICFP is more than a conference; it is a movement and a platform for strategic inflection points in the family planning agenda.
ICFP publishes papers developed from top abstracts accepted to the conference. Papers can be viewed by accessing the 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
We look forward to seeing you at the next ICFP in 2018!
The fourth ICFP, and the 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 maintained focus on family planning as the country developed new universal health care policies.
The third ICFP was hosted by Ethiopia, a country with highly successful family planning policies, which set a celebratory tone for the conference.
The second ICFP highlighted family planning issues in Francophone Africa and continued the momentum generated from the first ICFP.
The first ICFP was held in Uganda, a country that tended to have pronatalist policies. The conference sparked positive change for family planning policies in Uganda and played a critical role in putting family planning back on the global health agenda.