Top Facts & Statistics
218Mwomen in low- and middle-income countries have an unmet need for modern contraception
39abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–49 worldwide occurred annually in 2015–2019
63%approximate reduction in adolescent maternal deaths in LMICs if all need for sexual and reproductive health services were met
Hear From An Expert
Substantial progress for women and girls has been made over the past two decades, but large gaps remain. There are 218 million women in low- and middle-income countries who want to avoid pregnancy and are not using a modern contraceptive method.