International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) 2022

The International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) has convened the global development community around a shared vision of universal access to family planning since 2009. The ICFP is a network of advocates, researchers and scientists, community and government leaders, health practitioners, economist, conveners, civil society, and young people, joined by the belief that everyone deserves access to family planning services and products, no matter where they live or what the community they belong to.

Please join the Population Council at the sessions listed below or visit our booth during the conference.

Schedule of Council activities (Council authors in bold)

Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday


Population Council Side Event:

Game Changers 4 Universal Access—Contraceptive Choice, Convenience, Control | 7:00–9:00 pm | Royal Summit Chamber A, Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall
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Children's Investment Fund Foundation Side Event:

The Argument for Integration: The Girl Capital Approach | 7:00–8:30 pm | PEACH Pattaya 4
Panelist: Dela Nai
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Oral–Preformed Panels:

Identifying and Learning from Exemplar Countries in Family Planning to Achieve Universal Health Coverage | 10:15–11:35 am | Grand Hotel Orchid Ballroom B
Moderator: Zulfiqar Bhutta

  • Drivers of voluntary modern contraceptive use, a key driver of good health and well-being: A systematic review of the literature
    Authors: Anushka Attaullahjan (presenter), Aatekah Owais, Zahid Memon, and Zulfi Bhutta
  • Innovative methodological approach to identify exemplar countries in family planning programs
    Authors: Aparna Jain (presenter), Anrudh Jain, Liz Tobey, and Zeba Sathar
  • Identifying drivers of exemplary change in contraceptive use and demand satisfied in Malawi
    Author: Eliya Zulu (presenter)
  • Synthesis and implications of exemplar country deep dive explorations to strengthen family planning policies and programming for universal health coverage
    Authors: Zahid Memon (presenter), Sarah Saleem, Sophie Chabeda, Eliya Zulu, Zeba Sathar, Jen Drake, and Zulfi Bhutta

Contraceptive Transition Theory: Critique and Reformulation | 2:40–4:00 pm | PEACH Pattaya 4

  • Gender systems, gender roles and contraceptive transition
    Authors: Zeba Sathar and Shireen Jejeebhoy

Oral Sessions:

  • Measuring provider attitudes: Results from a scale development process in DRC and Togo
    Authors: Martha Silva (presenter), Kathryn Spielman, and Leanne Dougherty 

    Understanding family planning counseling for Burkinabé women: Study results to confirm the quality of care measures for routine service monitoring 
    Authors: Sarah Straubinger (presenter), Yentema Onadja, and Aparna Jain  
    Session—Innovations in Quality of Care Measurement | 10:15–11:35 am | PEACH Pattaya 15
  • Mapping scenarios of support for abortion legalization among reproductive aged women in Zambia: A population-based latent class analysis
    Authors: Joseph G. Rosen (presenter), Michael T. Mbizvo, Nachela Chelwa, Lyson Phiri, and Nkomba Kayeyi
    Session—Abortion Stigma, Support, and Self-efficacy | 10:15–11:35 am | PEACH Pattaya 1
  • Improving provider/client communication around family planning: Results from an intervention in Togo
    Authors: Nicole Bellows (presenter), Leanne Dougherty, Dela Nai, Martha Silva, Sethson Kassenge, Robert-Hugues Yaovi Nagbe, and Lorimpo Babogou
    Session—Evaluation Strategies to Assess Quality of Care | 11:50 am—1:10 pm | PEACH Pattaya 19
  • Do family planning services providers discourage contraceptive use among newly married women: Evidence from north India
    Authors: Abhishek Kumar (presenter), Arupendra Mozumdar, Rajib Acharya, and Niranjan Saggurti

    Which married adolescents use contraception to delay a first pregnancy in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh India?
    Authors: Ilene Speizer (presenter), AJ Francis Zavier, Lisa Calhoun, and Gwyn Hainsworth 
    Session—What Do We Know About Family Planning Use Among Married Adolescents? | 2:40–4:00 pm | PEACH Pattaya 2
  • Addressing inequalities through an innovative approach: Evaluation of a pilot model for family planning service delivery for the poorest women in Pakistan
    Authors: Iram Kamran (presenter), Irfan Masood, Rehan Niazi, and Tahira Parveen
    Session—Unpacking Inequities in Access to Quality Family Planning | 2:40–4:00 pm | Grand Hotel Orchid Ballroom A
  • Men’s willingness to use and preferences for novel male contraceptive methods in Malawi
    Authors: Ann Gottert (presenter), Sanyukta Mathur, Maud Lansiaux, Jim Sailer, and Lisa B. Haddad
    Session—Setting the Stage for Male Methods of the Future | 4:15–5:35 pm | PEACH Pattaya 3
  • What matters most in contraceptive use behaviour—Husband’s migration or migration environment? Evidence from an observational study in Bihar, India
    Authors: Niranjan Saggurti, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, and Saradiya Mukherjee

    Do the sexual and reproductive health outcomes and fertility preferences of urban migrants vary by level of climate risk? A study in 7 PMA countries
    Authors: Jessie Pinchoff, Pooja Sripad, AJ Melnikas, Karen Austrian (presenter), and Kathryn Grace
    Session—Migration and Fertility | 4:15–5:35 pm | PEACH Pattaya 2
  • What do men want? Increasing availability accessibility and choice of male contraceptives
    Authors: Saumya RamaRao (presenter), Lisa Haddad, Isabel Vietiez, Iram Kamran, and Regine Sitruk-Ware
    Session—Setting the Stage for Male Methods of the Future | 4:15–5:35 pm | PEACH Pattaya 3
  • Contraceptive use among the Rohingya adolescents and youth in humanitarian setting: Role of religion and changing dynamics in post-displacement to Bangladesh
    Authors: Sigma Ainul (presenter), Iqbal Ehsan, Eashita F. Haque, and Ubaidur Rob
    Session—Family Planning Programs for Adolescents in Emergencies | 4:15–5:35 pm | PEACH Pattaya 18
  • Self-care policy mapping and implementation tool to inform policy development and implementation of WHO Guideline at country level (Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda)
    Authors: Amanda Kalamar, Gilda Sedgh, Kristen Little, Annik Sorhaindo, and Erick Yegon
    Session—A Global SRHR Self-care Evidence Agenda: A Landscaping of Current Policy Mapping Strategies, Measurement Approaches, and Evidence Priorities for Future Research | 4:15–5:35 pm | PEACH Pattaya 4

Lunchtime Roundtable Discussion #15:

  • La production de résultats de recherche de qualité sur la planification familiale (PF) et leur utilisation pour informer les politiques et programmes dans la région de l’Afrique de l’ouest Francophone
    Moderator: Fatou Mbow | Organizers: Population Council Senegal et Partenariat de Ouagadougou
    1:25–2:25 pm | Royal Summit Chamber A (located in the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel)

Poster Sessions:

Session 1 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm | PEACH Pre-function Area

  • Do social norms play a role in adoption of family planning? Evidence from Bihar India
    Authors: Arupendra Mozumdar (presenter), Sana Ashraf, Sweta Kumari, Abhishek Kumar, Nandita Bhan, Tanmay Mahapatra, Niranjan Saggurti, and Rajib Acharya
  • A rapid review of methods and measures to assess health provider behavioral outcomes related to reproductive maternal and child health
    Authors: Leanne Dougherty (presenter), Sanyukta Mathur, Xaher Gul, Kathryn Spielman, Vandana Tripathi, Christina Wakefield, and Martha Silva
  • Evidence from the state with highest fertility in India on how choice practices and experiences of contraceptive use is influenced by other women in the community
    Authors: Niranjan Saggurti (presenter), Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, and Saradiya Mukherjee

Session 2 | 12:30–2:30 pm | PEACH Pre-function Area

  • Evaluation of a gender synchronized family planning intervention for married couples in rural India: the CHARM2 cluster randomized control trial
    Authors: Mohan Ghule (presenter), Nicole Johns, Anita Raj, Madhusudana Battala, Shahina Begum, Anvita Dixit, Niranjan Saggurti, Jay Silverman, and Sarah Averbach
  • Is recent increase in contraceptive use in India contributed by health workers outreach for family planning: An aggregated analysis of district level factsheet data
    Authors: Abhishek Kumar (presenter), Mahashweta Chakrabarty, and Aditya Singh
  • New approaches to develop novel biomarkers to monitor and evaluate hormonal contraception use: Applications for public health program evaluation clinical research and clinical care
    Authors: Ruth Merkatz, Rakhee Sachdeva (presenter), Narender Kumar, Vivian Brache, Barbara Friedland, Ann Blanc, Marlena Plagianos, Shimin Zhang, Larisa Kizima, Leila Cochon, and Ana Sofia Tejada
  • Tapping the potential of community midwives to augment the use of family planning services—A pilot study from Sindh, Pakistan
    Authors: Rehan Niazi (presenter), Iram Kamran, and Haider Abbasi
  • Factors associated with quality of care received from community pharmacists and patent and proprietary medicine vendors (PPMVs)
    Authors: Toyin O. Akomolafe (presenter), Sikiru Baruwa, Innocent Ubuane, Emeka Okafor, and Aparna Jain

Session 3 | 3:30–5:30 pm | PEACH Pre-function Area

  • Understanding open birth interval and contraceptive use journey in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India
    Authors: Ashish Mishra, Tanmay Mahapatra, Ravi Prakash (presenter), Shreya Singhal, Preeti Anand, Arupendra Mozumdar, Vasanthakumar Namasivayam, and Shajy K. Issac
  • Distribution family planning and reproductive health services in Bangladesh during "lockdown" period: Shock assessment of COVID-19
    Authors: Md. Irfan Hossain (presenter), Ashish Bajracharya, Sigma Ainul, Ubaidur Rob, and Sharif M.I. Hossain


Breakthrough ACTION + RESEARCH Side Event:

What’s SBC Got To Do With It? Five Ways SBC Can Transform Your FP Program
7:00–9:00 pm | Pattaya 5, Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall
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FP-MLE consortium and FP2030 Asia and the Pacific Hub Side Event:

Debate on how FP programs should address the increase in use of TM in Asia
7:00–9:00 pm | Pattaya 6, Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall
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IBP Session:

Outils et innovations de création de la demande pour booster l’utilisation des méthodes contraceptives dans les pays francophones | Demand creation tools and innovations to boost contraceptive use in francophone countries | 10:15–11:35 am | PEACH Pataya 16

Oral–Preformed Panels:

The Reality of Segmentation to Drive Behavior Change: A Candid Discussion on If When and How to Use Psycho-Behavioral Segmentation in Family Planning and Reproductive Health Programs | 11:50 am–1:10 pm | PEACH Pattaya 15

  • Psychographic segmentation at scale: Constructing measures for cross country application
    Authors: Leanne Dougherty (presenter), Nicole Bellows, and Chaibou Dadi

Ce qu’il faut pour introduire une nouvelle méthode contraceptive : première expérience avec le DIU hormonal à Madagascar | What it takes to roll-out a new contraceptive method : Madagascar's first experience with the hormonal IUD | 2:40–4:00 pm | PEACH Pattaya 3

Oral Sessions:

  • The promise of the dual prevention pill: Engaging health care providers in development and introduction
    Authors: Sanyukta Mathur, Barbara Friedland (presenter), and Lisa Haddad

    A new pericoital method: Results and potential impact of LNG 1.5mg as an on-demand pericoital contraceptive based on feasibility and acceptability studies in Ghana and Kenya
    Authors: Brent McCann, Jessica Vandermark, George Odwe (presenter), Wilson Liambila, and Saumya RamaRao
    Session—Innovations in Contraceptive Technologies to Better Meet User and System Needs | 10:15–11:35 pm | PEACH Pattaya 19
  • Positioning quality of care for continuation for contraceptive use: Findings from a one-year longitudinal study among users of reversible modern contraceptive methods in India
    Authors: Arupendra Mozumdar (presenter), Aparna Jain, Subrato Mondal, Niranjan Saggurti, and Rajib Acharya
    Session—Maintaining Quality Throughout the Contraceptive Continuum of Care: Perspectives on Method Continuation and Removal | 11:50 am–1:10 pm | PEACH Pattaya 3
  • Fertility intention motivational strength and contraceptive initiation and continuation
    Author and presenter: Aparna Jain
    Session—Measurement of Unmet Need and Preferences | 11:50 am–1:10 pm | PEACH Pattaya 17
  • Entre réalité sociale et emprise de la tradition sur l’accès des jeunes à la PF au Niger
    Authors: Sethson Kassegne, Robert H. Nagbe, Lorimpo Babogou, Rebecca Ezouatchi, Farida Moussa, and Martha Silva (presenter)
    Session—Local Champions for Family Planning Use | 2:40–4:00 pm | PEACH Pattaya 4
  • Does “Counseling for Choice” reduce discontinuation? Evidence from a quasi-experimental study in Malawi
    Authors: Philip Mkandawire (presenter), Kendal Danna, Amanda Kalamar, and Innocent Meja
    Session—Choices in Counseling Approaches: What Works? | 2:40–4:00 pm | PEACH Pattaya 5
  • Correlates of contraceptive self-efficacy among adolescents in Rajasthan
    Authors: A.J. Francis Zavier (presenter) and Radhika Dayal
    Session—Social Correlates of Contraceptive Use | 4:15–5:35 pm | PEACH Pattaya 4
  • Understanding household power dynamics and women’s role in health decisions for family planning compared to other health areas in Maradi and Zinder Regions Niger
    Authors: Karen Kirk, Sara Chace Dwyer, Sanyukta Mathur, Chaibou Dadi, and Leanne Dougherty (presenter)
    Session—Who Really Decides? Who Affects Family Planning Decision-making? | 4:15–5:35 pm | PEACH Pattaya 19
  • Benefits of improved family planning programming on maternal and child health outcomes in India
    Authors: Arupendra Mozumdar, Abhishek Kumar, Sana Ashraf, Anshul Kastor, Subrato Modal, Rajib Acharya (presenter), and Niranjan Saggurti
    Session—FP and MCH Integration | 4:15–5:35 pm | PEACH Pattaya 17

Oral Flash Session:

  • Role of social connections in shaping family planning behaviors and practices: Evidence from Bihar and UP India
    Authors: Nitin Datta (presenter), Pranita Achyut, Jenny Ruducha, Abhishek Gautam, Abhishek Kumar, Tanmay Mahapatra, Nandita Bhan, Ravi Prakash, and Priya Nanda
    Session—Understanding the Use of Modern and Traditional Contraception | 10:15–11:35 am | Beach Hotel Royal Summit Chamber A

Poster Sessions:

Session 4 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm | PEACH Pre-function Area

  • Développer des approches pour comprendre caractériser et adresser l'infertilité et ses conséquences pour les individus et les familles en Afrique subsaharienne : Le cas du Sénégal
    Authors: Fatou Bintou Mbow (presenter) and Isseu Diop
  • Capturing opportunities being missed in the provision of family planning services at health facilities in Pakistan
    Authors: Iram Kamran (presenter) and Tahira Parveen
  • Medical abortion outside the formal health system: Experiences of Indian women
    Authors: Rajib Acharya, Abhishek Kumar, Rifat Anjum, and Sushanta Kumar Banerjee

Session 5 | 12:30–2:30 pm | PEACH Pre-function Area

  • Addressing power, expectations, and bias to promote respectful care
    Authors: Jana Smith (presenter) and Ally Ameck | Project: Breakthrough RESEARCH

Session 6 | 3:30–5:30 pm | PEACH Pre-function Area

  • Knowledge attitudes and practices regarding reproductive and maternal health among pregnant women in climate affected coastal areas of Bangladesh
    Authors: Abdullah Al Mahmud (presenter), Sharif M.I. Hossain, and Shongkour Roy

Thursday, 17 November

Oral–Preformed Panel:

Research and Learning Agendas for Family Planning: What Have Different Stakeholders Learned? | 11:50 am–1:10 pm | PEACH Pattaya 11

Oral Sessions:

  • How does the urban environment contribute to disparities in SRHR outcomes? A scoping review of the literature
    Authors: Jessie Pinchoff, Elsie Akwara, Corinne White, and Thoai D. Ngo 
    Session—Enabling Access to Quality FP Services for Urban Poor | 10:15–11:35 am | PEACH Pattaya 7
  • Supporting task shifting and task sharing in Nigeria: An assessment of family planning knowledge retention of community pharmacists and patent proprietary medicine vendors
    Authors: Sikiru Baruwa, Liz Tobey, Emeka Okafor, Kayode Afolabi, Toyin O. Akomolafe, Innocent Ubuane, Jennifer Anyanti, and Aparna Jain
    Session—Task Shifting Among Family Planning Providers and the Community | 11:50 am–1:10 pm | PEACH Pattaya 4

Oral Flash Sessions:

  • Effects of postpartum contraception on child health and nutrition outcomes in India
    Authors: Arupendra Mozumdar (presenter), Sana Ashraf, Anshul Kastor, Subrato Modal, Abhishek Kumar, Rajib Acharya, and Niranjan Saggurti

    Making the case for investments in SBC for family planning in West Africa
    Authors: Nicole Bellows (presenter), Michelle Weinberger, and Lori Bollinger | Project: Breakthrough RESEARCH
    Session—Returns on Investment in Family Planning and the Demographic Dividend | 11:50 am–1:10 pm | Beach Hotel Royal Opal Theater
14-17 November 2022

Pattaya City