Top Facts & Statistics
6.5Mabortions were performed annually in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2010–2014
75%reduction in newborn deaths in the region that would result from meeting the need for modern contraception and maternal and newborn care
760,000women are hospitalized annually for treatment of complications of unsafe abortion
Hear From An Expert
Twenty-four million women in Latin America and the Caribbean have an unmet need for modern contraception. Providing women with the family planning care they need would prevent more than nine million unintended pregnancies every year.
Distinguished Scholar and Vice President for Global Science and Policy Integration