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Family Planning Efforts Important To Achieve All SDGs; Third FP Indicator Would Help Track Progress

Knowledge for Health Blog: Let’s Not Lose the Trees for the Forest: A Conversation about the SDGs and Family Planning
Angela Puckett BenDor, technical adviser for human resources for health (HRH) and knowledge management, and Roy Jacobstein, senior medical adviser, both at IntraHealth International, examine the role of family planning in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and suggest including “the percent of family planning demand satisfied by modern contraception” as a third indicator along with the current indicators of modern contraceptive prevalence rate (MCPR) and unmet need (10/13).