Resources on Family planning

This guide is meant to provide guidance for those developing or managing a project or programme to engage men in sexual and reproductive health and rights. It emphasizes the importance of using a gender lens when planning and programming men’s engagement in sexual and reproductive health and rights, including family planning – which means engaging men as clients of sexual and reproductive health services, as supportive partners, and as agents of change.

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This brief explains how UNFPA Supplies – UNFPA’s flagship programme helping countries build stronger health systems and widen access to contraceptives and life-saving medicines for maternal health – empowers youth. It is part of UNFPA Supplies' Key Results for 2015.

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This brief explains how UNFPA Supplies – UNFPA’s flagship programme helping countries build stronger health systems and widen access to contraceptives and life-saving medicines for maternal health – promotes sustainable solutions. It is part of UNFPA Supplies' Key Results for 2015.

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This brief explains how UNFPA Supplies – UNFPA’s flagship programme helping countries build stronger health systems and widen access to contraceptives and life-saving medicines for maternal health – provides relief during humanitarian emergencies. It is part of UNFPA Supplies' Key Results for 2015.

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This brief explains how UNFPA Supplies – UNFPA’s flagship programme helping countries build stronger health systems and widen access to contraceptives and life-saving medicines for maternal health – supports equality for women and girls.

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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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