Top Facts & Statistics
68%approximate reduction in unintended pregnancies if all unmet need for modern contraception were satisfied in low- and middle-income countries
$10.60the annual per-person cost in LMICs to meet the need for essential sexual and reproductive health services
$3.00reduction in cost of maternal, newborn and abortion care for every $1 spent on contraceptive services beyond the current level
Hear From An Expert
The United States remains the single largest donor to family planning services in low- and middle-income countries, but that support is not keeping pace with the global need. If we are serious about reducing maternal mortality and improving people’s well-being, the investment in family planning programs needs to increase and restrictive policies that prevent the United States from providing assistance for safe abortion must be reexamined.