Gerda Neyer was invited to The 1st International Congress on Reproductive Health and Childbearing in Tehran in May 2016 as one of the experts on fertility and social policies. In addition to her conference presentation, she was also invited to give presentations and participate in discussion with political representatives, such as Iran's National Council for Strategic Planning and the Iran's Vice President for Women's Affairs. The meetings were organized by the National Institute for Population Research, headed by Mohammad Jalal Abbasi Shavazi.