Costs and Benefits of Investing in Contraceptive Services in the Developing World

Publication Date: 2012
Author: UNFPA
Publisher: UNFPA
The health benefits of contraceptive use are substantial. Contraceptives prevent unintended pregnancies, reduce the number
of abortions, and lower the incidence of death and disability related to complications of pregnancy and childbirth.

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