A woman’s access to modern contraception, reproductive healthcare, and the ability to decide on her own body is the bedrock of gender equality, economic development, and progress for all.
Investing in girls and women creates a ripple effect that yields multiple benefits, not only for individual women, but also for families, communities, and countries. Meeting the unmet need for modern contraception has many benefits, including the ability to time births, reduce adolescent pregnancy, and curb unsafe abortion — all of which contribute to improved maternal health, child survival, and more social and economic opportunities for all.Download the Infographic
Research shows that investing in sexual and reproductive health is cost effective and critical to boosting economic growth and advancing the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women, their families, and their communities. Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Dr. Alvaro Bermejo, Director General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), share their expertise on the bold steps needed to respect, protect, and fulfill the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and women everywhere.