Gilmore girls adult stories
30% more maternal deaths could be avoided by meeting the unmet need for contraception.
The benefits of modern contraceptives to women's health, including non-contraceptive benefits of specific methods, outweigh the risks.
A United Nations report says poverty perpetuates and is exacerbated by poor maternal health, gender discrimination, and lack of access to birth control.
Greater-than-average risk to maternal, perinatal, and child survival is associated with pregnancies at very young (34 years) maternal ages, at high parities, and with short interpregnancy intervals, and with pregnancies that would have ended in unsafe abortion.
In countries of low and middle income an increase in contraceptive use by 10% reduces fertility by 0.6 births per woman, decreases the proportion of all births to women with four or more children by 5%, reduces births to women aged 35 years or older by 1.5%, and lowers birth intervals of less than 2 years by 3·5%.
Smaller families are healthier families and improve the prospects of each generation.
201 million couples do not have access to contraception and if they could practice family planning, 22 million abortions, 142,000 pregnancy-related deaths, and 1.4 million infant deaths each year could be prevented.