Every two years, people from around the world gather at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP). In 2018, the conference is being held in November in Kigali, Rwanda.
This year, there is a track on Men and Family Planning. You might be surprised at the topics being covered. Sponsored by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, DKT International, Bayer, Path, and Ipas among others, the core organizing group is represented by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, UN Foundation and FP2020, among others. There are specific pre-conferences for youth, the faith community, urban reproductive health and the demographic dividend.
The Men and Family Planning track features researchers and practitioners from Kenya, Haiti, Colombia, Mexico, France and the U.S. There is a focus on male involvement in family planning as well as current male contraceptives, such as vasectomy, and novel male contraceptive R&D such as HIPK4, CatSper, Gendarussa, and vas-occlusive devices.
More information is updated regularly during the leadup to the November 2018 event