Publications on Family planning

In 2018, we at UNFPA set in motion a strategic effort, based on quality data, to achieve three zeros by 2030: zero unmet need for contraception; zero preventable maternal deaths; and zero gender-based violence and...

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Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children.  

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The cover of the report shows humanitarian aid works providing supplies to affected communities

UNFPA responds to emergencies in some of the world’s poorest countries, delivering life-saving sexual and reproductive health supplies and services to protect the rights, safety and dignity of women and young people...

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Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once there was one global fertility rate, today there are many, with differences wider than at any point in human history. Family size,...

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UNFPA Supplies is the new name of the UNFPA Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS).  In 2014, the Programme continued to reach millions of women and girls with supplies and services...

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This report reviews 2017 progress made possible with Sida support, in providing catalytic and strategic support to national health systems to address the root causes of poor maternal and child health outcomes in 10...

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UNFPA's thematic fund, UNFPA Supplies, is the only United Nations programme dedicated to family planning, and it is the world’s largest provider of donated contraceptives. The programme provides technical assistance to...

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Year on year, millions of women and adolescents in 155 countries and territories have been progressively able to exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights. This is in no small measure as a result of...

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UNFPA Supplies is the world’s largest provider of contraceptives, accounting for around 40 per cent of all contraception procured by donors on behalf of developing countries. In 2016, UNFPA Supplies helped some 12.5...

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What do economic inequality and family planning have in common? The surprising link between the two is explored in the State of World Population 2017, the flagship report of UNFPA, the United Nations reproductive...

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