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$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
$10.60the annual per-person cost in LMICs to meet the need for essential sexual and reproductive health services
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Our new data show that even before the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people in countries with the fewest resources could not obtain lifesaving contraceptive, pregnancy-related and newborn care. Unless the global community prioritizes essential sexual and reproductive health services now, the pandemic could severely exacerbate those needs.