The Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH) Indicators Database is an update of the Compendium of Indicators for Evaluating Reproductive Health Programs
. The Compendium was developed in 2002 as a result of two events in the 1990s. The first, the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in Cairo, Egypt in 1994, shifted the paradigm conceptualizing women's health. In contrast to the earlier focus on family planning (FP) and (in some countries) on demographic objectives, the new paradigm emphasizes quality of life, gender equity, and human rights. As a result, the field of reproductive health (RH) has broadened to include multiple areas in addition to FP: safe motherhood, STI/HIV/AIDS, women's nutrition, breastfeeding, postabortion care, female genital cutting, and related topics. The goals from ICPD require monitoring of reproductive health outcomes in terms of clearly defined indicators, as well as evidence-based results to demonstrate progress.