World Contraception Day 2023

Celebrate the power of options this World Contraception Day (WCD)
& see all the exciting events and videos Gates Institute has in store related to contraception!

Watch as UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng (Dr. T) talks to people in New York City’s Times Square about contraception and the contraceptive advancements they want to see!


Advancing AYSRHR Goals Through Youth-Led Partnerships & Collaborations

The  Global Roadmap for Action (GRA) hosted a lively roundtable discussion on World Contraception Day, featuring representatives from United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Family Planning 2030 (FP2030)

Launched at the 2022 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), the GRA is a growing coalition of 40+ youth-led organizations uplifting Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (#AYSRHR).

The GRA is a youth-driven vision for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). It holds the potential to impact the lives and sexual and reproductive health of millions of young people through advocacy and partnerships. This session discusses key calls to action and partnership pathways prioritized.


👤 Dr. Samukeliso Dube, FP2030
👤 Danielle Engel, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
👤 Dela Nai, Population Council Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center
👤 Jordan Freeman, Gates Institute
👤 Dr. Norhan Bader, GRA Member (Love Matters Arabic الحب ثقافة)
👤 Dr. Jackie Fonkwo, GRA Member (FP2030)
👤 Dr. David Imbago, GRA Member (YIELD Hub)
👤 Innocent Grant, GRA Member (Young & Alive)

Ingenuity Fund:

Re-defining Innovation & Equity in Family Planning & Contraception

Gates Institute, 120 Under 40, Bayer, and Pathfinder International celebrated World Contraception Day this year by shining a spotlight on the remarkable winners of the 2022 Ingenuity Fund. These visionary individuals have crafted groundbreaking solutions to tackle today’s pressing family planning challenges.

This webinar delves into the unique approaches, untiring efforts, and transformative impact of these young trailblazers who are making access to family planning a reality for all.

2022 Ingenuity Fund winners:

🏆 Dr. Naglaa Fathy Lithy
Gamification for CSE/SRH Education

🏆 Dr. Felix Richard Manyogote
NIONGOZE Youth Animation Project

🏆 Dr. Ashish Kumar Srivastava
Promoting Self-care Approach for SRH to Differently-abled Person

🏆 Saro Imran
World’s 1st HIV + Trangender SuperHero Animated Short Film

🏆 Neira Ardaneshwari Budiono
#ProteksiItuSeksi (Protection is Sexy)

See more #WCD2030

Tune in as Brazil-based Sexuality Educator Laura Ramos Tomás discusses common myths about contraception in the middle of Times Square in New York City. 

Dr. T  & Laura Ramos Tomás Talk About Choosing the Right Contraceptive Method(s) for You

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Dr. T speaks with Sexuality Educator Laura Ramos Tomás in New York City about personal experiences with contraception and advice for selecting the right options for you.