Facts on Investing in Family Planning and Maternal and Newborn Health

2009
Author: UNFPA

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 In South Central and Southeast Asia,* 47% of married women aged 15–49 use modern contraceptives, even though a higher proportion want to avoid becoming pregnant soon or ever. Forty percent of pregnancies in the region are unintended—about one-half of those in Southeast Asia and 38% in South Central Asia.