The annual International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) took place November 14-17 in Pattaya City, Thailand. This conference featured various stakeholders, organizations, government officials, and care providers who met to discuss the current global trends in family planning and reproductive health and discuss creative solutions to address some of the major issues. The conference designates itself as “a platform, a movement, and a community” where commitments, advancements, and achievements can be shared and made. The conference offered a wide array of sessions and speaker events, discussing relevant issues, such as “From idea to implementation: Delivering on the promise of contraceptive technology innovation,” “FP2030: An all-Inclusive Look: Tailored FP Services to Meet the Needs of LGBTI groups,” “Progress and Rollbacks: US restrictions on abortion rights in a global context,” and many more. Many organizations and researchers were able to present their current research on new family planning technologies. The 2022 conference theme explored Universal Health Coverage and how it relates to family planning services. Research presentations and speaker events explored how expanding family planning access can aid in achieving Universal Health Coverage. In conclusion, the ICFP brought together a variety of actors and trailblazers in the field of family planning to discuss how to address current issues through innovation, policy, and technology. Sessions from the conference are available for viewing on the ICFP website.
“Day 4 ICFP 2022” by Partenariat Ouagadougou licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0