Resources on Family planning

As the world commemorates the contributions of the United Nations over the past 70 years, UNFPA is proud of its role in ensuring that people come first and that no one is left behind.

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Each year, 183,000 women die in Sub-Saharan Africa from pregnancy-related causes, and 1.2 million newborns die in the first month of life. Most of these deaths could be prevented with adequate medical care.

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In Latin America and the Caribbean, 62 per cent of women aged 15-49 want to avoid a pregnancy. However, 22 per cent of these women—23 million in 2014—are not using an effective contraceptive method.

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An estimated 290,000 women die each year in developing countries from pregnancy-related causes, and 2.9 million newborns die in the first month of life. Nearly all of these deaths could be prevented with adequate medical care.

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In Asia, more than half of all women of reproductive age want to avoid a pregnancy. However, 22% of these women—141 million in 2014—are either using no method or using a less effective, traditional method.

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Population trends and dynamics can have an enormous effect on prospects for poverty reduction and sustainable development...

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Consistent and correct use of condoms is vital to achieve the level of protection required to prevent unintended pregnancy and the transmission of HIV and other STIs.

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