Top Facts & Statistics
64unintended pregnancies per 1,000 women aged 15-49 worldwide occurred annually between 2015-2019
43%of adolescent women in LMICs who want to avoid a pregnancy have an unmet need for modern contraception
$10.60the annual per-person cost in LMICs to meet the need for essential sexual and reproductive health services
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It is crucial to emphasize that investments in proven sexual and reproductive health interventions end up averting costs. Every $1 spent on contraceptive services beyond the current level would save about $3 in the cost of maternal, newborn and abortion care, because contraception reduces unintended pregnancies.