Universal Access to Reproductive Health: Progress and Challenges

No. of pages: 102

Publication date: January 2016

Author: UNFPA

Universal access to reproductive health affects and is affected by many aspects of life. It involves individuals’ most intimate relationships, including negotiation and decision-making within these relationships, and interactions with health providers regarding contraceptive methods and options.

This report seeks to identify areas where reproductive health has advanced or not according to four main indicators: Adolescent birth rate, contraceptive prevalence rate, unmet need for family planning rate, proportion of demand for contraception satisfied.