Top Facts & Statistics
60%approximate reduction in adolescent unintended pregnancies if all unmet need for modern contraception were satisfied in LMICs
68%approximate reduction in unintended pregnancies if all unmet need for modern contraception were satisfied in low- and middle-income countries
63%approximate reduction in adolescent maternal deaths in LMICs if all need for sexual and reproductive health services were met
Hear From An Expert
The United States remains the single largest donor to family planning services in low- and middle-income countries, but that support is not keeping pace with the global need. If we are serious about reducing maternal mortality and improving people’s well-being, the investment in family planning programs needs to increase and restrictive policies that prevent the United States from providing assistance for safe abortion must be reexamined.