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68%approximate reduction in unintended pregnancies if all unmet need for modern contraception were satisfied in low- and middle-income countries
59%of women in low-income countries deliver their babies in a health facility, compared to 97% in upper-middle income countries
61%of unintended pregnancies worldwide ended in abortion annually in 2015-2019
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It is crucial to emphasize that investments in proven sexual and reproductive health interventions end up averting costs. Every $1 spent on contraceptive services beyond the current level would save about $3 in the cost of maternal, newborn and abortion care, because contraception reduces unintended pregnancies.