WORLD CONTRACEPTION DAY

#WCD2021 – September 26 is World Contraception Day

On this day it is all about contraceptive choices, about #yourlife and #yourchoice. All around the world Youths, Youth advocates, NGOs, health organizations, politicians, journalists, teachers, doctors and parents all engage in a dialogue centered on family planning and sexual health.

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Did you know that over 44% of all pregnancies world-wide are unplanned? And nearly half of them lead to abortions, which are also a danger to the lives of the potential mothers – not only in low and middle income countries?
Find out how you can participate in #WCD2021 now and share your insights and stories on your personal contraceptive and sexual health journey – or just listen and educate yourself.

Around the world in … and out!

Find out what is happening on #WCD2021 and follow us on:

#WCD2021 Activities & Events

Over a dozen partners from our World Contraception Day coalition and many local organizations host initiatives in all regions of the world – some also close to you. And all focused on creating a world where every pregnancy is wanted and helping you in finding answers tour most pressing contraception and sexual health questions. Join now!

Congress

22-09-2021

6:00 AM EST

Ingenuity Fund Winners Panel

Region: All regions

The 120U40 Ingenuity Fund Award Winner Panel will feature the five projects funded through the 2020 Ingenuity Fund.The panelists will discuss how their projects have overcome barriers to accessing FP/RH products, services, and information amid COVID-19 while sharing the successes and challenges of their projects, lessons learned, and next steps. French simultaneous interpretation will be available.

22

Sep21

22

Sep21

06.00 AM Wed.
06.00 PM Wed.

Congress

22-09-2021

7:30 AM EST

Get the pulse of family planning with Dr. T

Region: All regions

On September 22 at 730 ET, Dr. T will bring together youth family planning champions from around the world to discuss what is being done to protect access to family planning during the pandemic in ICFP's first-ever The Pulse of FP with Dr. T. A virtual community event hosted by #ICFP2022. Register now!

22

Sep21

22

Sep21

07.30 AM Wed.
07.30 PM Wed.

Congress

22-26.9.2021

(All day)

ESC World Contraception Day Celebration

Region: All regions

The European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC) supports free and informed choice of contraception for women and men of all ages but especially for young people. ESC celebrates the WCD by publishing the following materials online:

- Trends in teenage pregnancies: country case from Estonia
- An open access paper from WHO on “Adolescent health”
- A free access slide deck by Kai Haldre, Estonia on “Adolescent sexual health”

22

Sep21

26

Sep21

08.33 AM Wed.
05.06 PM Sun.

Congress

22-09-2021

9:00 AM EST

Gates Institute Presents: AYSRH In Action

Region: All regions

Featuring three engaging panels initiated in celebration of World Contraception Day:

- What works in Youth Advocacy
- Contraceptive Dynamics during Covid-19 in Nairobi, Kenya
- Youth in Action: Stories from the frontlines of The Challenge Initiative

22

Sep21

22

Sep21

09.00 AM Wed.
09.00 PM Wed.

Congress

24-09-2021

10:00 AM GMT+8

#TakeControl: Shaping Digital Health for Women in the COVID Decade

Region: Asia

In this COVID-19 era, every effort to innovate with technology today will shape women’s ability to take control of their health over the next decade. On World Contraception Day, we invite you to join our virtual Asia Pacific roundtable, which will bring together key thought-leaders from across the region, for an insightful discussion on how we can take joint action to innovative with technology to overcome existing access barriers in healthcare, meaningfully engage women on flourishing online platforms, and chart an empowered future for women’s health and family planning.

24

Sep21

24

Sep21

10.00 AM Fri.
10.00 PM Fri.

Congress

26-09-2021

(All day)

#WCD2021 - Around the World in… and out.

Region: Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe

On this day it is all about contraceptive choices, about #yourlife and #yourchoice.We will launch our campaign video featuring Youths from around the World as well as a surprise new website feature! Get involved, ask your questions, give your advice and share your thoughts on the @yourlifecom Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter channels!

Region:

Africa

26

Sep21

27

Sep21

08.33 AM Sun.
05.06 PM Mon.

SUPPORTED BY

A coalition of international partners with an interest in sexual and reproductive health