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
In Uganda, addressing adolescents’ unmet need for modern contraception, and providing all pregnant adolescents and their newborns with recommended levels of care, are both critical to save lives and improve young people’s health and well-being.