When women and their partners have access to a wide range of contraceptive methods, they are better able to plan and space their births. This leads to positive health, social and economic outcomes for women, families and society. The Guttmacher Institute documents the need for, access to and use of contraceptives and provides the evidence base for public investment in high-quality and affordable family planning services that provide a full range of methods, comprehensive and accurate information, and effective counseling.
Here from an expert
Contraception is highly effective. The two-thirds of women at risk for unintended pregnancy who use contraceptives consistently and correctly account for just 5% of the unintended pregnancies in the United States each year