Top Facts & Statistics
53%of pregnancies among adolescents aged 15-19 in Uganda were unintended in 2013
43%of adolescent women in LMICs who want to avoid a pregnancy have an unmet need for modern contraception
60%approximate reduction in adolescent unintended pregnancies if all unmet need for modern contraception were satisfied in LMICs
Hear From An Expert
Modern contraceptive services enable women and families to have the number of children they want, when they want them. The need for such services is particularly acute among adolescents, who face daunting social and practical barriers to obtaining them. Better care and education can help adolescents prevent unintended pregnancy, and, in turn, the unsafe abortions that often follow if they live where abortion is highly restricted or stigmatized.