Theme of the 2022 Conference

Fertility control into the hands of women


9 - 10 September Conference days
11 September (09:00 - 12:00) post-conference session, open for French-speaking participants

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Plenary Session 1: Abortion in the hands of women

The past: where have we come from -­ Beverly Winikoff (USA)
The present: in settings where abortion is restricted - Kinga Jelinska (Poland)
The present in settings where abortion is legal: self-­managed abortion - Margit Endler (Sweden)
The future - ­Rebecca Gomperts (Netherlands)

CS 2 – Emergency Contraception (EC)

Contragestion - Kristina Gemzell Danielsson (Sweden)
Bridging contraception after EC - Sharon Cameron (UK)
New options in EC – Alison Edelman (USA)

CS 3 - IPPF 

How can healthcare providers support self-care: Learnings from a global consortium - Marta Royo, Profamilia Colombia
Providing support for abortion self-care: Experiences from Ghana, Kwasi Adu Manu, Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana
Self-Care in a Digital Landscape: Supporting Online and Offline Journeys in Abortion Care - Claire Crossett, Women First Digital

CS 4 – Managing Conscientious Objection

The Italian Conundrum - Mirella Parachini (Italy)
Does conscience matter in a secular world? - Jon O’Brien (USA)
Providing services with good conscience - Speaker TBC

CS 5 - Tests & no tests for abortion

Anti-D: when is it required - Jonathan Lord (UK)
Abortion before ultrasonically visible pregnancy / ultrasound or not - Karin Brandell (Sweden)
STI testing / antibiotic prophylaxis - Matt Reeves (USA)
The NO TEST telemedicine consultation - Patricia Lohr (UK)

Plenary Session 2: Contraception in the hands of women

Improving access to contraception - Danielle Mazza (Australia)
Improving access to emergency contraception - Cristina Puig (Spain)
Simplifying access to contraception after pregnancy - Michelle Cooper (UK)

Plenary Session 3: Supporting the provision of safe abortion 

Overview WHO guidelines - Abraham Sium (WHO)
Abortion in humanitarian settings - Roopan Gill (Canada)
Taking action against abortion-related stigma affecting clinicians - Jayne Kavanagh (UK)

CS 6 - Difficult Questions 

Testing embryos and fetuses: eugenics or healthcare? - Sandy Starr (UK)
What we can say about "Fetal Pain" - Stuart W Derbyshire (Singapore)

 CS 7 - Surgical  & medical  abortion

Cervical priming (mife vs miso vs osmotic) – Paul Blumenthal (USA)
Safety of office-based sedation for surgical abortion (1st and 2nd trimester) - Raïna Brethouwer (Netherlands)
Inducing fetal asystole - Matt Reeves (USA)
Management of difficult cases and complications in second trimester abortion - Helena Kopp Kallner (Sweden)

CS8 - Contraception

Fears about contraception - Christian Fiala (Austria)
Immediate post abortion LARC - Oskari Heikinheimo (Finland)

CS 9 - The good, the bad, the ugly: what is happening with abortion across the world

The Good: Europe / South America - Nausikaä Martens (Belgium)
The Bad: Europe / Asia - Christiane Tennhardt (Germany) 
The Ugly: USA - Alison Edelman (USA)
Government Policies on Accessing Safe Abortion in Europe - Marina Davidashvili (European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual & Reproductive Rights - EPF)

CS 10 - FIGO

Abortion in humanitarian settings - Maria Persson (Sweden) 
​Promoting Safe Abortion - Teresa Bombas* (Portugal)
Advocacy experience on decriminalization - Laura Gil* (Colombia)

CS 12 - Vulnerable groups

Abortion care for adolescents - Patricia Moore (Australia)
Abortion care for refugee and migrant women - Berna Dilbaz (Turkey)
Caring for patients with complex medical needs: don’t be scared, be prepared - Andrea Henkel (USA), Paul Blumenthal (USA)
Patterns of teenage pregnancy in Estonia over the last three decades - Kai Haldre (Estonia)

CS 13 - Changing abortion and contraceptive care

Covid, abortion and contraception: impetus or impediment? - Kaye Wellings (UK)
Normally prescribed mifepristone, effect on abortion access, providers and safety - Wendy Norman (Canada)
Decriminalising abortion: what do patients and providers think? - Rebecca French (UK)

CS 14 - RCOG 

Dealing with the abortion care education deficit in countries with restrictive legal frameworks - Bintu Mansaray (Sierra Leone)
Advocating for comprehensive undergraduate healthcare student education on abortion - Jayne Kavanagh (UK)
Ensuring abortion training in the United States despite legal restrictions - Jody Steinauer (USA)

CS 15 - REVHO/ANCIC session (French network of abortion providers providing medical abortion; National Association of Abortion and Contraception Centers)

Teleconsultation for medical abortion in France, a difficult challenge - Danielle Hassoun (France)
New delay for abortion until 16 weeks of gestation: How we managed to change the French law in 2022 - Philippe Faucher (France)
How to approach contraception with people with disabilities? Example of films produced by ANCIC (National Association of Abortion and Contraception Centers) - Emmanuelle Lhomme (France)

Plenary session 4: Why bright legal lines are a problem.

Do laws shape our practice? Does practice shape our laws? - Sally Sheldon (UK)
Preventing or ending pregnancy? Does it matter? Do we care? - Clare Murphy (UK)
Stopping the clock on abortion time limits - Ann Furedi (UK)

Free communications

CS 1 - Free communications 

Self-care journeys: how digital interventions foster links between abortion seekers and providers - Pauline Diaz (France)
Results from a pilot of an enhanced contraception pathway following telemedicine abortion - John Reynolds-Wright (UK)
Examining impacts of approval of home use of misoprostol in England on access to medical abortion - Maria Lewandowska (UK)
Increasing young people's awareness and knowledge about abortion - An innovative approach - Kristina Castell (Sweden)
Trajectories and experiences of pro-choice female physicians in three Mexican states - Suzanne Veldhuis (Mexico)
Cabergoline for lactation inhibition after second-trimester abortion or loss - Andrea Henkel (USA)
Service delivery trends and characteristics of women seeking early abortion care during the Covid-19 pandemic: results of an analysis of service activity data from the Irish Family Planning Association - Alison Spillane (Ireland)
Ob-Gyn abortion care services and restrictions in US and Canadian Academic Teaching Hospitals - Jody Steinauer (USA)

CS8 - Contraception

Telemedicine for medical abortion in South Africa: a randomised controlled non-inferiority study - Margit Endler (Sweden)
Implementing telemedical abortion service in Germany during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond - Gesche Bonas (Germany)