FP Voices at the World Contraception Day Celebration 2017

FP Voices at World Contraception Day 2017

The Gates Institute and 120 Under 40 hosted the first-ever World Contraception Day Celebration at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in partnership with the Anna Baetjer Society for Public Health Practice.

World Contraception Day is annual event with a vision of a world where every pregnancy is wanted. Launched in 2007, WCD’s mission is to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health. Every year on September 26, World Contraception Day activities take place all over the world.

Activities during the WCD Celebration at JHSPH included:

  • family planning-themed trivia (with prizes!)
  • the FP Voices Installation
  • person-on-the-street interviews about family planning with the FP Voices team
  • a display of contraceptive devices from around the world
    (courtesy of Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Communication Programs)
  • contraceptive-themed cupcakes and cookies

Members of the Anna Baetjer Society dressed up in creative contraceptive-themed costumes and energized the crowd.

We also gave away free condoms (courtesy of the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, or IYAFP) and information about World Contraception Day, the Gates Institute and 120 Under 40, and FP Voices.

The room was packed with students, faculty and staff!