Contraception Is about Partnerships—in More Ways than One

Global health experts know that if we were to reach a point where every pregnancy was wanted, and where all unmet need for contraception around the world were finally met, 30% of maternal morbidity and mortality would be eliminated. Infant and child mortality would plummet, global gender equality would rise, and social and economic development would flourish.

Contraception can affect all these issues. But it goes both ways. Too often we forget in global health that we cannot reach this state by focusing only on family planning.

We have to look at the bigger picture.