Top Facts & Statistics
$1.00the annual per capita cost to meet the need for essential adolescent sexual and reproductive health services
218Mwomen in low- and middle-income countries have an unmet need for modern contraception
43%of adolescent women in LMICs who want to avoid a pregnancy have an unmet need for modern contraception
Hear From An Expert
Modern contraceptive services enable women and families to have the number of children they want, when they want them. The need for such services is particularly acute among adolescents, who face daunting social and practical barriers to obtaining them. Better care and education can help adolescents prevent unintended pregnancy, and, in turn, the unsafe abortions that often follow if they live where abortion is highly restricted or stigmatized.