Important: New Guttmacher Study Corrects “Lack of Access” Myth

July 5, 2016 • Daily Email Recap

New Study Examines Why Women in Developing Countries Who Wish To Avoid Pregnancy Do Not Use Contraceptives
Concerns about Side Effects and Health Risks Most Often Cited by Married Women as Reasons for Nonuse
Sexually active women in developing countries who have an unmet need for contraception, meaning they wish to avoid pregnancy but are not using any contraceptive (traditional or modern), generally cite one of several key reasons for not using a method, according to a new report published by the Guttmacher Institute. The report, Unmet Need for Contraception in Developing Countries: Examining Women’s Reasons for Not Using a Method, is based on research conducted by Gilda Sedgh and colleagues.

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