Top Facts & Statistics
250.4Mpregnancies worldwide occurred each year during the 2015–2019 period
68%approximate reduction in unintended pregnancies if all unmet need for modern contraception were satisfied in low- and middle-income countries
59%of women in low-income countries deliver their babies in a health facility, compared to 97% in upper-middle income countries
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From 1990 to 2019, unintended pregnancy rates for a large number of countries were well below or above the average for their corresponding region. This speaks to the need for investment, in all countries, to empower women and girls to choose under what circumstances they want to have children.