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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
60%approximate reduction in adolescent unintended pregnancies if all unmet need for modern contraception were satisfied in LMICs
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If all women in low-and middle-income countries wanting to avoid pregnancy were to use modern contraception and all pregnant women were to receive care that meets international standards, unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions and maternal deaths would drop by about two-thirds.