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Meeting Adolescents’ Contraceptive Needs Could Reduce Maternal Deaths, Unintended Pregnancies, Guttmacher Report Says

Guttmacher Institute: In Developing Regions, 23 Million Adolescents at Risk of Unintended Pregnancy, Not Using Modern Contraceptives
Rebecca Wind, senior communications associate and divisional budget manager at Guttmacher, discusses findings from a new report on improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health, writing, “The report, Adding It Up: Costs and Benefits of Meeting the Contraceptive Needs of Adolescents, by Jacqueline E. Darroch et al., released [Tuesday] by the Guttmacher Institute, finds that an estimated 38 million of the 252 million adolescent women aged 15-19 in developing regions are sexually active and want to avoid pregnancy. Yet 23 million of these adolescents have an unmet need for modern contraception…” (5/17).

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