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“I used to believe that jumping after sex prevented pregnancy,” said Phoebe Tamondong, 25, in Laguna Province, in the Philippines.
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For years, Ms. Belay's family struggled to put food on the table. Yet she kept having one child after another – in...
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By midnight, Khurshid, 35, was in serious trouble. Five months pregnant and bleeding heavily, she had passed out at...
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Around the world, people are resorting to dangerous, ineffective methods to prevent pregnancy – an indication of...
Ending preventable maternal deathLearn more
Health workers rush to assist Salima Khatum at the Nayapara refugee camp maternity centre. © UNFPA  Bangladesh/Allison Joyce
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Salima Khatum burst into the Nayapara refugee camp maternity centre, very close to giving birth.
Najat suffered a traumatic birth injury, and nearly died, after her in-laws refused to take her to a hospital during labour. © National Midwives Association/UNFPA
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Najat knew the dangers of childbirth. But when her own needs clashed with her husband’s traditional ideas, she suffered...
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There are 64,000 pregnant Rohingya women in Bangladesh, who urgently need vital maternal health care.
Ending unmet need for family planningLearn more
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Mamata Nakal Khadka grew up in rural Nepal.
People still resort to useless, dangerous strategies to prevent pregnancy. In some places, a fruit brandy called Rakija may still be used for this purpose. © UNFPA Bosnia and Herzegovina/Armin Smailovic
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World Population Day celebrates the 50th anniversary the right to family planning. On this day, UNFPA is also calling...
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On 13 May 1968, family planning was officially recognized as a human right at the International Conference on Human
Ending gender-based violence and harmful practicesLearn more
Women and girls require security, health care and other services in the aftermath of the disaster. © UNFPA Guatemala/Carlos Sebastián
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UNFPA is working with the government, partners and community members to improve safety, care and health services for...
Menstrual health is a serious, but overlooked, issue among vulnerable women. Refugees in Louva, Angola, receive UNFPA-distributed dignity kits, which include sanitary napkins, soap, laundry detergent and other essential hygiene supplies. © UNFPA/Tiril Skarstein
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A new report from Eastern and Southern Africa links shame and misinformation around menstruation to gender...
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How common is child marriage? How is child marriage connected to teen pregnancy?

UNFPA Transformative Results

END MATERNAL DEATH

Since 1990, maternal death has declined by 44 per cent. Still, some 830 women...Read more

Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births

  • Actual
  • UNFPA vision
  • SDG Target
Assuming all the maternal deaths are preventable

END UNMET NEED FOR FAMILY PLANNING

Family planning is central to women’s empowerment and sustainable...Read more

Unmet need for family planning

  • Actual
  • UNFPA vision
  • Projection
Women with unmet need are those, aged 15-49, who are married or in a union and want to stop or delay childbearing but are not using any method of contraception

END GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND ALL HARMFUL PRACTICES

Violence against women and girls remains a global pandemic. One in...Read more

Ending Child Marriage

Per cent of girls married/in union before age 15
Per cent of girls married/in union after age 15 but before age 18
  • Actual
  • UNFPA vision
  • SDG Target
  • Actual
  • UNFPA vision
  • SDG Target

ENDING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND HARMFUL PRACTICES

Violence against women and girls remains a global pandemic. One in...Read more

Global prevalence of female genital mutilation

  • Actual
  • UNFPA vision
  • SDG Target

ENDING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND HARMFUL PRACTICES

Violence against women and girls remains a global pandemic. One in...Read more

Prevalence of recent intimate partner violence

  • UNFPA vision
  • SDG Target
Per cent of women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months

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