ICFP 2022 Conference Tracks

Tracks reflect current and emerging issues in family planning research, programs, and advocacy.

Every other year since 2009, the International Conference on Family Planning has brought together the family planning community to share innovative research and best practices, celebrate successes, and chart a course forward.

The list of conference tracks and their subtopics are listed below. Learn more about the ICFP Scientific Program by visiting the ICFP Scientific Community page.

1. Universal Health Coverage and Family Planning
  • Global initiatives and frameworks for family planning
  • Formulation and implementation of national and sub-national laws and policies
  • Costs associated with family planning service provision and budgeting
  • Funding landscape for family planning
  • Effective advocacy and accountability approaches for family planning
  • SRH market development/Resilient family planning markets
  • Innovative financing strategies for family planning
  • Self-care
  • Social accountability
  • Health insurance schemes
  • Integration of family planning in overall healthcare
  • Private sector family planning provision in UHC
2. Returns on Investment in Family Planning and the Demographic Dividend
  • Impact of family planning on maternal and child health
  • Impact of family planning on gender equality
  • Family planning cost/benefit analyses
  • Family planning, population, environment, and development
  • Impact of family planning on security and resilience
  • Using programs and policy/advocacy to achieve a demographic dividend
3. Demand Generation, Social Norms and Behavior Change
  • Social and behavior change among health workers in both public and private sector
  • Provider Behavior Change (PBC) – client-provider interaction; provider bias for method preference for youth or nulliparous clients
  • Preferences and acceptability of contraceptive options
  • Understanding reasons for non-use and discontinuation
  • Role of myths and misconceptions regarding FP
  • Addressing consumer information needs and barriers to uptake through private sector strategies
  • Evidence of social and gender norms on FP uptake and sustained use
  • Interpersonal communication and community engagement to build support for FP use
  • Cultural and social determinants in of family planning
4. Fertility Intentions and Family Planning
  • Understanding and measuring fertility intentions
  • Unwanted and mistimed pregnancy
  • Unmet need for family planning
  • Cultural and social determinants in fertility and family planning
  • Transitions in desired fertility
5. Gender Equality, Empowerment and Reproductive Rights
  • Abortion
  • Empowerment and reproductive health
  • Contraceptive choice
  • Gender-based violence and family planning
  • Sexual health and pleasure
6. Improving Quality of Care
  • Quality improvement in family planning
  • Quality of care, discontinuation, and contraceptive dynamics
  • Method Information Index (Plus) and client satisfaction
  • Assessment of family planning service quality
  • Human Centered Design
  • Improving quality in private sector FP
7. Expanding Access to Family Planning
  • Challenges and solutions to broaden method mix
  • Task shifting and community-based delivery approaches
  • Total market approach
  • Public-private partnership to expand access
  • Safety and effectiveness of various contraceptive methods
  • Increasing access to contraceptive generics
  • Strategies to expand financial access
8. Advances in Contraceptive Technology and Contraceptive Commodity Security
  • Product innovations: contraceptive research and development
  • Novel contraceptives for men: challenges and opportunities
  • Introduction and scale-up of new contraceptive products, including in the private sector
  • Multipurpose prevention technologies
  • Commodity security and logistics, including private sector supply chains
  • Digital fertility or contraceptive apps and FP
9. Integration of Family Planning into Health and Development Programs
  • Integration of family planning with maternal and child health
  • Integration of family planning with services for HIV/AIDS and STI’s
  • Integration of family planning with primary health care services
  • Integration of family planning with population, health, and environment (PHE), climate change, and development
  • Integration of family planning with reproductive tract cancer screening programs
10. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights among Adolescents and Youth
  • Barriers to access contraceptive methods among adolescents and youth
  • Innovations in youth-oriented service delivery approaches
  • Contraceptive use among adolescents and youth
  • Early marriage and family planning
  • Youth leadership in family planning
  • Comprehensive sexual education for adolescent boys and girls
  • Private sector SRH / FP for adolescents and youth
11. Men and Family Planning
  • Men as contraceptive method users
  • Couple dynamics in family planning
  • Male engagement in social norm changes
  • Family planning programs with men and couples
  • Redefining masculinity and the role of men in FP
12. Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings
  • Family planning programs for refugees and internally displaced population
  • Natural disasters and family planning and reproductive health
  • Family planning during disease outbreak and epidemic crises
  • Post-abortion family planning in humanitarian settings
  • Contraceptives and adolescents in humanitarian settings
  • Role of private sector SRH / FP in fragile states
13. Faith and Family Planning
  • Role of religious leaders and faith-based organizations in family planning, including interfaith approaches
  • Relationship between religion and social norms related to family planning
  • Faith-based considerations in comprehensive sexuality education
  • Religion and family planning in the context of conflict, post-conflict, and extremism
  • Faith-based organizations and partnership for family planning-expanding to scale
14. Social and Economic Disparities in Family Planning Use and Services
  • FP inequities in urban areas
  • Improving equity in use of FP services
  • Addressing FP needs of marginalized and hard-to-reach populations
  • Intersectional SRHR among LGBTQI+
  • Addressing FP needs of persons with disabilities
15. Advances in Monitoring and Evaluation Methods
  • Data for M&E: Source, Systems and Quality (including HMIS)
  • Advances in measurement of family planning indicators such as universal access, contraceptive use and discontinuation, demand for contraception/intention to use, contraceptive stock/stockout, quality of care
  • Data use in monitoring and programmatic decision making
  • Linking performance measures to outcomes (e.g., linking quality of care to contraceptive use/continuation)
  • Data utilization for measuring results, advocacy impact, and accountability
16. Impact of COVID-19 on Family Planning and Reproductive Health
  • Impact of COVID-19 on health systems, family planning services and resources
  • Equity in FP under COVID-19 Impact of COVID-19 on fertility and fertility intentions
  • Impact of COVID-19 on fertility, fertility intentions, and contraceptive use and use dynamics
  • Impact of COVID-19 on economics and FP financing
  • Advocacy responses to COVID-19
  • Programmatic/operational responses, including new programming and best practices
  • Impact of prevention measures (i.e. quarantine, social distancing, school closures) on FP and reproductive health
  • Lessons from COVID-19 to strengthen emergency preparedness, response and resilience