Top Facts & Statistics
32abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–49 in Latin America occurred annually in 2015-2019
$3.00reduction in cost of maternal, newborn and abortion care for every $1 spent on contraceptive services beyond the current level
39abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 occurred annually in low-income countries where abortion is restricted, 2015-2019
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It is crucial to emphasize that investments in proven sexual and reproductive health interventions end up averting costs. Every $1 spent on contraceptive services beyond the current level would save about $3 in the cost of maternal, newborn and abortion care, because contraception reduces unintended pregnancies.