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ICFP 2022 Conference Tracks

The tracks for the 2022 ICFP 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.

Authors may submit each abstract in up to two tracks. Abstracts on cross-cutting topics, such as advocacy, should be submitted to the most relevant track(s).

Note that the 2022 ICFP abstract submission portal will open on February 1, 2022.

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
    • Sexual and reproductive health 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 family planning provision in UHC

2. Returns on Investment in Family Planning and the Demographic Dividend

    • Impact of family planning on economic development, demographic dividend
    • Family planning cost/benefit analysis
    • Impact of family planning on maternal and child health
    • Impact of family planning on gender equality
    • Population, environment, and development impacts of family planning
      Impact of family planning on security and resilience

3. Demand Generation, Social Norms and Behavior Change

    • Transitions in desired fertility
    • Social and behavior change among health workers in both public and private sector
    • Preferences and acceptability of contraceptive options
    • Understanding reasons for non-use
    • Role of myths and misconceptions regarding 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

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 and client satisfaction
    • Assessment of family planning service quality
    • Human-centered design

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

9. Integration of Family Planning into Health and Development Programs

    • Post-abortion care and family planning
    • Integration of family planning with maternal and child health services
    • 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 programs
    • Integration of reproductive health and climate change programs
    • Integration of family planning with socio-economic development programs
    • 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

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 family planning

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

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

    • Urban inequities in use of family planning services
    • Equity analyses
    • Family planning for marginalized and hard to reach populations
    • Intersectional SRHR among LGBTQI+ populations
    • Family planning for persons with disabilities
    • Using private sector family planning strategies to reach under-served populations

15. Advances in Monitoring and Evaluation Methods

    • Data for M&E: Source, Systems and Quality (including HMIS)
    • Advances in measurement of family planning indicators: defining and measuring Universal Access, Contraceptive discontinuation
    • Advances in measurement of family planning indicators, including discontinuation
    • Data use in monitoring and programmatic decision making
    • Linking performance measures to outcomes
    • 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
    • Social and gender disparities related to COVID-19 and family planning
    • Impact of COVID-19 on fertility and fertility intentions
    • Advocacy responses to COVID-19
    • Programmatic/operational responses, including new programming and best practices
    • Impact of prevention measures (ie quarantine, social distancing, school closures) on reproductive health
    • Strengthening family planning programs and outbreak preparedness