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USAID Blog Reflects On ICFP 2013 Conference In Ethiopia

“[This] week more than 3,000 political leaders, scientists, health care professionals, advocates and young leaders from around the globe will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the third International Conference on Family Planning or ICFP2013,” Ellen Starbird, director of the USAID Office of Population and Reproductive Health, writes in USAID’s “IMPACTblog.” She states, “Organized around the theme ‘Full Access, Full Choice,’ ICFP 2013 will call attention to the wide range of health, social, and economic benefits of helping couples plan and space their pregnancies,” adding, “Women know what they want and when they demand it, we must listen: the ability to make important decisions about childbearing is one of the most basic human rights” (11/8).