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World needs R9 billion to close contraception gap

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More than 38 million young women need contraceptives to avoid unintended pregnancy, but less than half are accessing an effective method, according to a new report released by US sexual and reproductive health and rights organisation, the Guttmacher Institute.

No access to modern contraceptives

Released at the international Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, the institute’s latest report estimates that an unmet need for contraception among women between the ages of 15 and 19 globally leads to 10.2 million unintended pregnancies each year.

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