God and condoms: perspectives on family planning and faith, Key Correspondents: Reporting for Action on HIV

The subject of contraception is a hot topic in faith communities, which made for some exciting discussions at the recent International Conference on Family Planning in Indonesia (24-28 January).

Representatives of faith-based groups and religious leaders came together at a pre-conference event, to share best practice in faith-based family planning and explore ways to advance their role. It was an opportunity to reflect on what they already know, learn from each other and restate their commitments to promoting family planning.

Presenters shared current activities by faith groups in family planning and research on faith-based involvement. Small groups also discussed how to increase the contributions of faith groups, and explored the connection between faith values and family planning.

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