Investing in Family Planning is a Best Buy

Publication Date: June 2017
Author: UNFPA

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Family planning is a good investment. It enables women and young people to complete their educations, it saves governments money, and it helps entire communities and nations thrive. But there is a significant unmet need for family planning. 214 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using modern contraceptives.

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