Millions Lack Access to Family Planning

Family planning allows women to reach their full potential and is key to reducing poverty.

214 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe and effective family planning methods, for reasons ranging from lack of access to lack of support from their partners or communities.

UNFPA increases access to family planning and reduces barriers to the use of contraceptives. Through global partnerships, UNFPA ensures a reliable supply of contraceptives even during humanitarian emergencies. UNFPA programs also integrate family planning services into primary health care so that women can easily access information and contraceptives.

12 %of married Women

who want to prevent or delay pregnancy are not using contraception

One ThirdOf preventable

maternal deaths could be eliminated by providing access to family planning

8.9 MillionUnsafe abortions

averted thanks to family planning services and supplies provided by UNFPA in 2018

UNFPA’s Family Planning Programs

Family planning allows women to determine their own futures and is key to reducing poverty. See the impact of UNFPA’s work.



Pandemic heightens vulnerabilities of persons with disabilities who require reproductive health care

UNITED NATIONS, New York/FRANCISTOWN, Botswana, RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – Even under normal circumstances, persons with disabilities face discrimination, high rates of gender-based violence,

UNFPA cares for healthcare workers during coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyone’s lives, but it has left the elderly, pregnant women, and frontline healthcare workers especially vulnerable.   The

As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the

UNFPA COVID-19 Updates- Reproductive Health During Coronavirus

In times of crisis like the COVID-19 outbreak, healthcare systems are overburdened. Providing essential care – like family planning, prenatal

Providing care during a pandemic and a refugee crisis: UNFPA’s work with Rohingya Refugees

COVID-19 UPDATE as of May 22, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has raised new concerns for Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where more than a million

In rural Zambia, midwives at the Bwacha Health Center provide quality maternal care

Central Province, Zambia – “Every time I report for work, I strive to offer quality services to mothers, including conducting deliveries

Sex and Religion: How UNFPA Challenges Taboos

Eight of every ten people in the world follow some sort of religious practice. Faith often plays a significant role

Every step of the way… UNFPA is there

Women and girls around the world face significant barriers to reaching their potential and living their own lives.  These barriers

Friends of UNFPA 2018 Annual Report

You can read the report here: Friends of UNFPA 2018 Annual Report. Minh Ngo, Chair of the Board of Friends

Restoring UNFPA Funding Act of 2019

On October 17, 2019, Representative Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania introduced the Restoring UNFPA Funding Act of 2019 onto the House
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