Top Facts & Statistics
154,000maternal deaths per year in Africa that could be prevented by meeting the need for contraception and maternal and newborn care
80%reduction in unintended pregnancies if all unmet need for modern contraception were satisfied in Africa
3 in 4surveyed Ghanaian students aged 15–17 are taught to not have sex before marriage
Hear From An Expert
Ethiopia is one of only a handful of countries to eliminate barriers to legal abortion specifically for adolescents. As a result, young women are more likely to access safe abortion care than any other age-group there.
Senior Research Scientist