53M More Women, Girls Using Modern Contraceptives In Low-Income Countries, Family Planning 2020 Report Shows
Devex: Family Planning 2020 looks toward next chapter
“An additional 53 million women and girls are using modern contraceptives over the past seven years in 69 of the world’s lowest-income countries, according to a report launched Monday by Family Planning 2020, a global partnership focused on family planning. With these additional users, a total of 314 million women and girls are now using contraception. This figure falls flat of the goal set in 2012 of reaching an additional 120 million women and girls — a goal the report notes was ‘extremely ambitious’ and that despite not reaching these goals, gains are still nearly 30% above the progress that was historically projected had the partnership not existed…” (Jerving, 11/11).