Family Planning Summit


Lancet Family Planning Series

The Lancet will be publishing a major new Series reviewing the evidence for the effects of population and family planning on peoples’ well-being and the environment. The Series will appear ahead of a major meeting – the London Summit on Family Planning– hosted by the UK Government on Wednesday July 11. The Summit will bring together participants from across the world to mobilise global action supporting the rights of 120 million additional women and girls to access family planning without coercion or discrimination. The new Lancet Series will bring together the latest thinking underpinning these crucial deliberations, showing how lack of access to family planning carries a huge price, not only in terms of women’s and children’s health and survival but also in economic terms.

A symposium of the six papers, followed by a panel discussion led by Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief of The Lancet, will be held on Monday July 9 at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

This is a free symposium. Seating is on a first-come, first serve basis. Copies of the Series will be available at the symposium.