SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES FALL FAR SHORT OF NEEDS IN DEVELOPING REGIONS

December 6, 2014 • Daily Email Recap

SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES FALL FAR SHORT OF NEEDS IN DEVELOPING REGIONS

See original/source content: http://www.guttmacher.org/media/nr/2014/12/04/AddingItUp2014.html

LONDON, 4 December 2014-A new report finds a staggering lack of basic sexual and reproductive health services in developing countries. The report, Adding It Up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2014, finds that currently, 225 million women in developing countries want to avoid pregnancy, but are not using modern contraceptives. In addition, tens of millions of women do not receive the basic pregnancy and delivery care they need to protect their health and that of their newborns.

The report, released by the Guttmacher Institute and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, analyzed data from a wide range of sources, including survey data from women in developing countries, to document the number of women who lack services, what it would cost to meet their needs, and the benefits of meeting these needs.

See original/source content: http://www.guttmacher.org/media/nr/2014/12/04/AddingItUp2014.html


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