Global | Contraception

Costs and Benefits

Focusing on developing countries—and the poorest countries, in particular—the Guttmacher Institute calculates the global, regional and country-level health costs associated with unmet need for contraception and the public health and economic benefits of meeting women’s contraceptive needs. 

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Investing in modern contraception is not only the right thing to do; it's also a smart investment. For every additional $1 invested in contraceptive services in low- and middle-income countries, the cost of pregnancy-related and newborn care is reduced by about $3.