Top Facts & Statistics
59%of women in low-income countries deliver their babies in a health facility, compared to 97% in upper-middle income countries
68%approximate reduction in unintended pregnancies if all unmet need for modern contraception were satisfied in low- and middle-income countries
64unintended pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15-49 worldwide occurred annually between 2015-2019
Hear From An Expert
Imposing legal restrictions to prevent or impede access to abortion does not reduce the number of individuals who need those services, but it certainly does increase the risk of unnecessary physical and emotional harm from unsafe abortion, and may result in legal sanctions and financial hardship as well.