Top Facts & Statistics
$3.00reduction in cost of maternal, newborn and abortion care for every $1 spent on contraceptive services beyond the current level
68%approximate reduction in unintended pregnancies if all unmet need for modern contraception were satisfied in low- and middle-income countries
218Mwomen in low- and middle-income countries have an unmet need for modern contraception
Hear From An Expert
Modern contraceptive services enable women and families to have the number of children they want, when they want them. The need for such services is particularly acute among adolescents, who face daunting social and practical barriers to obtaining them. Better care and education can help adolescents prevent unintended pregnancy, and, in turn, the unsafe abortions that often follow if they live where abortion is highly restricted or stigmatized.