$25 per woman per year would cut pregnancies and unsafe abortions by 70%

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 04 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7446
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Some 225 million women in developing countries want to avoid pregnancy but do not have access to modern contraceptives, while tens of millions still do not receive basic pregnancy and delivery care, a report has found.

The report estimated that providing women in the developing world with essential sexual and reproductive health services costing $25 (£16; €20) a year per woman would reduce unintended pregnancies by 70% and unsafe abortion by 74%.1

The $25 is roughly double the current level of spending on sexual and reproductive health among this group. It would …

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