Top Facts & Statistics
154,000maternal deaths per year in Africa that could be prevented by meeting the need for contraception and maternal and newborn care
3 in 4surveyed Ghanaian students aged 15–17 are taught to not have sex before marriage
80%reduction in unintended pregnancies if all unmet need for modern contraception were satisfied in Africa
Hear From An Expert
Greater investment is needed in Kenya to improve young people’s ability to access and use comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care services. Counseling and care that enables adolescents to decide whether and when to have children is a critical component of such services.