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.
Giving women and girls access to family planning tools and information is the easiest way to empower them to determine their own futures. Raise your voice and pledge to support family planning for the millions who need and want it: http://no-controversy.com