Contraception: An Investment in Lives, Health and Development

No. of pages: 4

Publication date: 2009

Author: UNFPA, Guttmacher Institute

Publisher: UNFPA, Guttmacher Institute

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This paper provides updated figures on the dividends of investing in reproductive health care, including contraception, and highlights the gaps in service provision and support. It argues that an investment in contraceptive services can be recouped four time over -- and sometimes dramatically more -- by reducing the need for public spending on health, education and other social services.