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| September 23, 2013

Where to find us: IRH at the International Conference on Family Planning, 2013

Where will you be on November 12 – 15?

As IRH anticipates the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in November, we want to ensure that our many partners and colleagues know where they can find us during the four-day event. We have a number of exciting presentations, panels and posters to share that highlight our recent research and programs, and share lessons learned.

Download a copy of IRH’s schedule here.



Wednesday, November 13

  • Standard Days Method/CycleBeads: A Strategic Approach for Getting to Scale (10:30-11:50 am | Medium Conference Hall)
  • Applying stigma as a conceptual framework to address unmet need for family planning: A new way forward? (12:00 – 1:20 pm | 3rd level, Small Conference Hall 3)
  • Using social diffusion approaches to decrease social barriers to family planning use: Experiences and evaluation of the ‘Each One Invites 3’ campaign in Rwanda (12:00 – 1:20 pm | 3rd level, Small Conference Hall 3)
  • Evaluating programs for youth: Age-appropriate, participatory methods (2:30 – 3:50 pm | 2nd level, Caucus Room 17)

Thursday, November 14

  • Does fertility awareness decrease the likelihood of an unintended pregnancy?: Results from Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Cameroon, DRC, Morocco and the Philippines (10:30 – 11:50 am | 2nd level, Caucus Room 17)
  • Becoming CycleSmart: An innovative tool to increase fertility-awareness and puberty knowledge among very young adolescents (12:00-1:20 pm | 2nd Level, Caucus Room 17)
  • Beyond access: Family planning and adolescents (12:00 – 1:20 pm | 2nd level, Small Conference Hall 1)
  • Beyond standard monitoring and evaluation: Supporting scale up with data (12:00 – 1:20 pm | Ground Floor, Briefing Room 2)
  • Le Bénin au point de décollage de la Planification familiale (Translation: “Revitalization of Family Planning in Benin” Note: This presentation will be given in French) (2:30-3:50 pm | Old Building Small Conference Hall)
  • We will be GREAT: Equipping young people with positive gender norms for improved sexual and reproductive health (4:20-5:40 pm | 2nd Level, Caucus Room 17)
  • From research methodology to community-action methodology: Applying social network analyses to tackle unmet need for family planning in Benin  (4:20 – 5:45 pm | 2nd level, Small Conference Hall 2)


Friday, November 15

  • Different methods, different cultures, different approaches – comparing social network analysis results of unmet need in Mali and Benin (10:30 – 11:50 am | Ground Floor, Briefing Room 2)
  • You can’t scale up alone: Collaborating with faith-based organizations to expand family planning information and services in Rwanda and DRC (12:00-1:20 pm | 2nd Level, Small Conference Hall 2)
  • CycleTel: Expanding Family Planning Method Access via Mobile Phones (12:00-1:20 pm | 2nd Level, Small Conference Hall 4)
  • Programmatic implications of definitions: unmet need for family planning (12:00 – 1:20 pm | 2nd level, Caucus Room 24)


  • Using Program Evaluation Data for Mid-Course Corrections of a Complex Program: Scaling up Standard Days Method in Rwanda (November 15, 10:00-1:20)
  • From Product Innovation to Market Validation: Assessing Market-Based Viability for Bringing a New Contraceptive Method to Market in India (November 15, 10:00-1:20)


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