Greater Investments Needed to Meet Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs in Developing Regions

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Greater Investments Needed to Meet Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs in Developing Regions
214 Million Women Have an Unmet Need for Modern Contraception

June 29, 2017
News Release

A new study published today by the Guttmacher Institute finds that contraceptive services and maternal and newborn health (MNH) services fall far short of needs in developing regions. The study, Adding It Up: Investing in Contraception and Maternal and Newborn Health, 2017, finds that 214 million women in developing countries want to avoid pregnancy but—for a variety of reasons—are not using a modern method of contraception. In addition, tens of millions of women do not receive the basic pregnancy and delivery care they need to protect their health and that of their newborns: An estimated 50 million women giving birth this year will receive fewer than four antenatal care visits, and 35 million women giving birth will not deliver in a health facility.

Continued at link: Guttmacher Institute: https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2017/greater-investments-needed-meet-womens-sexual-and-reproductive-health-needs