Top Facts & Statistics
24Mwomen want to avoid pregnancy but are not using a modern method of contraception
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
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We know that substantial progress for women and girls has been made over the past two decades, but large gaps remain. There are 214 million women in developing regions who want to avoid pregnancy and are not using a modern contraceptive method.