The Guttmacher Institute has conducted a limited amount of recent work on sexual and reproductive health in Europe. Most of the Institute’s research in the region is part of a broad global project estimating the needs among women in low- and middle-income countries for modern contraception, maternal and newborn care, and abortion-related services. This work, which is part of the ongoing Adding It Up project, estimates the costs and impacts of meeting these needs, providing policymakers in these countries with evidence that investment in improving and increasing the provision of sexual and reproductive health services saves lives, improves women’s health and well-being, and has broad societal benefits.
In addition, the Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion Worldwide study has produced model-based estimates of the incidence of unintended pregnancy and abortion for all European countries and territories over the period 1990–2019. Such estimates provide an opportunity to assess trends in unintended pregnancy and abortion over time for individual countries and territories, as well as regionally and globally.