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214Mwomen in developing regions want to avoid pregnancy but are not using a modern contraceptive method
$8.56the annual per-person cost in developing regions to meet the need for modern contraception and maternal and newborn care
75%approximate reduction in unintended pregnancies if all unmet need for modern contraception were satisfied in developing regions
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Enormous benefits would accrue from greater investment in sexual and reproductive health. If all unmet need for modern contraception were met in developing regions, levels of unintended pregnancies, unplanned births and induced abortions would decline by approximately 75%.