ICFP Op-Ed: “I didn’t know I could become pregnant after having sex for the first time”

I didn’t know I could become pregnant after having sex for the first time. I know that might sound ignorant and crazy, but where I come from it’s not unusual. Growing up in the slums of Nairobi, my classmates and I floated in and out of school. Attendance largely depended on whether or not our […]

ICFP Mobile App Now Available

The ICFP2015 mobile app is available for download on iOS and Android phones. Use the ICFP2015 app to: Receive live announcements and push notifications Highlight your favorite sessions View the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center map Check the shuttle map and time schedule See the sponsors Join the online conversation through web & social media […]

2013 ICFP Supplement to the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics is Now Available

The 2013 ICFP supplemental issue of the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics is now available. Advancing Family Planning: Research Papers Selected from the Third International Conference on Family Planning, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 2013 Edited by Anne Burke, Michael T. Mbizvo, Amelia Mackenzie and Erika Boothman Volume 130, Supplement 3, Pages E1-E68 (August 2015) […]

From our Partners: “Five Ways to Make Universal Access to Family Planning a Reality,” FHI 360

World leaders recently ratified the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which set 169 ambitious targets to be achieved by 2030. Reaching these goals would greatly improve the lives of people worldwide. Women and girls have much to gain, especially because two of the targets call for ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, including […]

Shuttle Schedule Now Available

The shuttle schedule for the ICFP is now available. Shuttles will run between the airport and the hotels, and the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center and the Westin Resort and hotels. To view the timetable and routes, please visit the Shuttle Schedule webpage under Visiting Indonesia.

Few spots remain for CEO Roundtables for Emerging Leaders

Held during lunch on Tuesday, 10 November, and Wednesday, 11 November, CEO Roundtables for Emerging Leaders provide conference participants the opportunity to interact with leaders in the field, via discussions centered on a topic of the leader’s choosing. Only mid-career professionals and youth are invited to sign up for a seat at one of these roundtables. […]

From our Partners: “Leap of faith: why religious leaders have a moral duty to promote family planning,” Faith to Action Network

As men of faith, we share a deeply held conviction that all families – regardless of their religious beliefs – are entitled to lead healthy lives free from suffering and deprivation. But, tragically, an absence of basic family planning services deprives millions of people of this fundamental right every year. More than 200 million women […]

Announcing the Plenaries

The conference organizers are proud to announce the plenary speakers for the 2015 ICFP. Speakers include: • His Excellency Joko Widodo, President, Indonesia (invited) • His Excellency Dr. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of Finance, Indonesia • Melinda French Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation • Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) […]

From Our Partners: “Keeping our promise to 120 million women and girls,” Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

It is little surprise that whenever I ask women living in the poorest countries whether they want the education and means to time and space their pregnancies almost every single one says they do. Yet within the same breath, they confide in me that they’re not doing anything about it — almost always for reasons […]

CEO and Topical Roundtables Lineup Now Available

The 2015 ICFP will feature two options for roundtable discussions during lunch on November 10 and 11: Topical Roundtables and CEO Roundtables for Emerging Leaders. Hosted by conference partners, roundtables facilitate dialogue and networking among groups of 8 to 10 participants who share common interests related to family planning and the conference theme, Global Commitments, […]