“I believe every girl and woman deserves the opportunity to determine her future.”
Why the Urgency?
Today, more than 200 million women in developing countries who don’t want to get pregnant lack access to contraceptives. This is a life and death crisis. Complications in pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death for women in Africa.
Contraceptives save lives. Giving women and girls access to contraceptives is transformational – families become healthier, wealthier, and better educated.
Reducing unintended pregnancies leads to fewer girls dropping out of school and greater opportunity to escape poverty. Contraceptives are one of the best investments a country can make in its future.
Contraceptives are cost-effective and deliver big savings in healthcare costs. Each dollar spent on family planning can save governments up to 6 dollars on health, housing, water, and other public services.
What Can You Do?
Surely, there is no controversy in raising your voice for millions of women and girls who want access to contraceptives.
We all have a story. Whether it’s your own story—or someone you know—chances are that contraceptives have impacted your life. Pledge your support and share your story today.
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