International family planning measures, such as contraceptive prevalence, unmet need and demand satisfied, serve as critical indicators for tracking progress and assessing the impacts of family planning (FP) policies and programs. Though these population-based measures are widely used and have been for decades, a strong and growing body of research offers compelling critiques, calling for clarified terminology and correct interpretation of current measures, and the development of new measures to capture important aspects of equity and person-centered preferences and behaviors.
The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Rethinking Family Planning Measurement with a Rights and Justice Lens will engage a diverse pool of researchers, policy makers, and program planners from different regions and countries to critically examine global fertility and family planning indicators to inform improved collection, measurement, assessment, and communication about gaps in family planning programming.
International Expert Group Meeting on Assessing approaches to demand-side family planning measurement with a reproductive justice and rights framework, 5-7 March 2024, Kenya (exact location will be communicated later)
- Call for Papers and Participating Experts - Deadline for submission/registration: 22 October 2023
Webinar 1: Why do we measure what we do? Reflecting on the history and current use of demand-side family planning indicators
Zoom, 31 May 2023 at 12:00-13:30 UTC
Webinar 2: How should we define and measure demand for and use of family planning? New directions and frameworks for family planning measurement.
Zoom, 21 June 2023 at at 12:00-13:30 UTC