Top Facts & Statistics
250.4Mpregnancies worldwide occurred each year during the 2015–2019 period
$3.00reduction in cost of maternal, newborn and abortion care for every $1 spent on contraceptive services beyond the current level
$10.60the annual per-person cost in LMICs to meet the need for essential sexual and reproductive health services
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Over the past three decades, the proportion of unintended pregnancies ending in abortion has increased in countries where more legal restrictions are in place, and where it may be harder to access safe abortion services.
Senior Research Associate