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September 25th Technical Consultation: Expanding Contraceptive Method Choice

Posted September 12, 2019


Please join the Long-acting and Reversible Contraceptives and Permanent Methods Community of Practice (CoP) as we transition to the Method Choice CoP! Meeting attendees will hear from global experts and explore new data on method mix and choice. Learn from country experiences about what it takes to operationalize an environment where all individuals are able to freely choose a contraceptive method that best meets their reproductive desires and lifestyle.

Participants will develop an understanding of what the data tell us about contraceptive method choice, where it is inadequate for doing so, and what opportunities exist for understanding method choice better. We’ll discuss the process of — and lessons from — introducing a new method and how it affects contraceptive choice at the country level.

Attendees will also recognize, extract and reflect on major arguments in the pursuit of balancing efforts between investment in new contraceptive method development with making better use of the contraceptive methods already available. Participants will leave able to identify and recommend key priority technical areas of focus for the new Method Choice CoP.

For a full agenda, click here.


Wednesday, September 25th
In person: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm EST
Online: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EST


  • MCSP
    Anne Pfitzer, Family Planning Technical Team Lead
  • Avenir Health
    Michelle Weinberger, Senior Associate
    Emily Sonneveldt, Director, Track20
  • FHI 360
    Rebecca Callahan, Associate Director
    Laneta Dorflinger, Distinguished Scientist and Director
    Trish MacDonald, Senior Technical Advisor
    Elaine Menotti, Senior Technical Advisor
    Ellen Starbird, Director, Office of Population and Reproductive Health
  • Tulane University
    Jane T. Bertrand, Professor Department of Global Health Management and Policy
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Scott Radloff, Senior Scientist and Technical Director PMA
  • FP2020
    Martyn Smith, Managing Director
  • Population Council
    John W Townsend, Director, Country Strategy
  • E2A
    Fariyal Fikree, Senior Research Advisor
    Rita Badiani, Project Director
  • IntraHealth International
    Roy Jacobstein, Global Technical Lead for FP
  • Population Council
    Aparna Jain, Deputy Technical Director, The Evidence Project
  • Jhpiego
    Gathari Ndirangu Gichuhi, Technical Director
  • Pathfinder International/Ethiopia
    Mengistu Asnake Kibret, Senior Country Director, COP, USAID Transform: Primary Health Care Project
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Maryjane Lacoste, Senior Program Officer, Family Planning Service Delivery and Quality


Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Washington, D.C.

* Note: This meeting will also be live streamed for remote viewing.


To attend in person or online, click here. Contact [email protected] with any questions.


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