Committee on Contraception

The Committee on Contraception is committed to developing information about and supporting access to comprehensive contraceptive care to enhance the lives of women and girls and to support them in fulfilling their rights to sexual and reproductive health and education.

The committee works with member societies to uphold the policies and actions that ensure the availability of affordable, accessible and culturally appropriate contraceptive options globally. It enhances the voice of FIGO member societies and health care partners with education and research implementation. It also provides tools for our member societies to advocate for contraceptive access and promote capacity building to enhance contraceptive service delivery.

Committee Objectives

  • Raise the profile of FIGO and its potential as a global leader in women’s contraceptive care.
  • Use modern technology and communications strategies to educate health care partners and women on the full scope of contraceptive options. Contribute to the virtual FIGO resource library to be accessed by member societies.
  • Establish a visible role in contraceptive health policy to promote access to contraception and raise the status of women and girls globally.
  • Encourage collaboration with organisations that strive towards similar goals within member society countries.
  • Publish guidance on evidence-based contraceptive knowledge for member societies and other health care partners.

The team of passionate and dedicated members in our committee will work towards reducing the global burden of maternal mortality by reducing unplanned pregnancies through the promotion of safe and effective contraception care for girls and women globally.

We are the global voice to support coordination of policies concerning contraceptive care and access. We work towards engaging women globally in contraception conversations through our digital communication and social media strategies. We work closely with other FIGO committees to ultimately champion FIGO's goals and promote the status of women and girls.

– Dr Aparna Sridhar, Committee Chair

Committee Members


Dr Aparna Sridhar, USA


Ms Jill Sheffield, USA – Past Chair

Dr Ravi Chandran, Malaysia – Ex Officio

Dr Azra Ahsan, Pakistan

Dr Asha Kasliwal, UK

Dr Jotham Musinguzi, Uganda

Professor Glen Mola, Papua New Guinea

Dr Cuauhtemoc Celis González, Mexico

Dr Wai-Cheung Lam, Hong Kong

Dr Miguel Antonio Guidos Serrano, El Salvador

Dr Priyankur Roy, India – WATOG

Associate Members

Dr Nichole Tyson, USA

Ms Nomi Fuchs-Montgomery, USA

Ms Petra Ten Hoope-Bender, Switzerland

Ms Bethan Cobley, USA

Dr John Townsend, USA

Dr Ian Askew, Switzerland

Dr Lisa Haddad, USA

Dr Anita Makins, United Kingdom

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