The Guttmacher Institute’s work in Asia has focused primarily on estimating the incidence of abortion and unintended pregnancy, documenting the health consequences of unsafe abortion and the conditions under which it occurs, and assessing the quality of postabortion care and counseling. In addition, as part of larger global estimates, the Institute has estimated levels of and reasons for unmet need for modern contraception, as well as the costs and public health benefits of meeting women’s reproductive health needs. This work provides policymakers across the region with evidence to support greater investments in family planning services and maternal and newborn health care programs, improve the quality and accessibility of postabortion care, and help women achieve their preferences regarding timing and number of births.
Ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health services in Asia is an attainable goal. In fact, every woman in Asia could receive an essential package of care if just $14 were invested per woman per year.
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