31 Jul The contraception reimagined challenge
Coordinated by FIGO’s Committee on Contraception, the Contraception Reimagined Challenge will run until 15 August 2023. The winners will be announced as part of FIGO’s 2023 World Contraception Day campaign.
The term contraception is derived from combining contra (against) and conception (an act of conceiving in the womb), but prevention of unintended pregnancy is one of the many other benefits of contraception. The terminology of contraception and family planning have been used interchangeably over time, however, there is an ongoing debate that questions this practice. Often, when a person uses contraceptives, they are not necessarily planning a family and the term family planning should ideally include services to prevent unintended pregnancy (contraception), prevent unwanted birth (abortion), and promote a desired pregnancy (fertility care).
Ahead of this year’s World Contraception Day, FIGO challenges the bright minds of FIGO membership societies to rename this phenomenon, which does much more than just prevent unplanned pregnancies.
FIGO invites you to submit a new name for contraception followed by a 200 words explanation. Please submit your response online along with a suitable image for publication (between 1-2MB) by Tuesday 15 August 2023 at 23:59 UTC+1 (UK time).
There are two categories for this challenge:
- Medical students and trainee OBGYNs
FIGO will contact the winners for each category at the beginning of September and be announced as part of FIGO’s 2023 World Contraception Day campaign.
Take part in the FIGO Contraception Reimagined Challenge.