The number of unintended pregnancies remains high...


Access to contraceptives and comprehensive sexual education helps women to have children by choice, not by chance. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that if all women who wanted to avoid pregnancy had access to family planning services, unintended pregnancies would fall by 71% from 75 million to 22 million per year. Reducing the number of unintended pregnancies also decreases rates of abortion.