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Rethinking Family Planning Measurement with a Reproductive Justice and Rights Lens

Chair (s) 
Ilene Speizer (Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Elizabeth Sully (Guttmacher Institute)
Georgina Binstock (Centro de Estudios de Poblacion)
Fredrick Makumbi (Makerere University)
Abdoul-Moumouni Nouhou (Groupe de Recherche et d’Action pour le Développement)
Niranjan Saggurti (Population Council)
Madeleine Short Fabic (US Agency for International Development (USAID))
Council Liaison 
Irene Casique Rodríguez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
IUSSP Secretariat 
Paul Monet (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP))
Terms of Reference: 

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.