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WHY WOMEN ARE EMBRACING NEW FAMILY PLANNING METHODS. THE NUMBERS WILL SHOCK YOU.

WHY WOMEN ARE EMBRACING NEW FAMILY PLANNING METHODS. THE NUMBERS WILL SHOCK YOU.

According to a report launched by FP2030 on  family planning and gender equality, more women have begun embracing modern family planning methods.

“This year’s report comes at a critical time in our movement. We are at the intersection of several crises: globally, 800 women are dying every day in childbirth. 218 million women in the global south countries have an unmet need for modern contraception – meaning they want to avoid a pregnancy but are not using a modern method,” said Dr. Samukeliso Dube, FP2030 Executive Director.

The report launched in Washington DC  is the first to fully reflect the impact of FP2030’s move to decentralize from one secretariat to five regional hubs in Kenya, Nigeria, Malaysia; and Panama; to ensure that the partnership is driven by regional priorities.

The report further revealed that in the 85 countries reviewed, there are over 1b women of reproductive age an estimated 377 million of those women are using a modern method of contraception.

Dube said that the movement for rights-based  family planning is an integral part of the global push for gender equality.

 Implying that gender is at the root of every person’s ability to make and carry out decisions about sex, contraception, and sexual and reproductive health.

As the global push for gender equality gains strength, FP2030 affirms the central importance of rights-based, gender-transformative  family planning.  

The report shows that contraceptive use has continued to grow, and more women are using more modern methods than ever before.

The number of women using modern contraception has grown by 92 million since the outset of the FP2030 partnership in 2012.

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