Contraception Use Soars Despite Cuts in Donor Funds

In the past year alone, women’s use of contraception in 82 low- and lower-middle-income countries has averted more than 141 million unintended pregnancies, 29 million unsafe abortions and almost 150,000 maternal deaths.

This is according to the global family planning partnership, FP2030, which released its 2022 Measurement Report on Wednesday.

Today, 371 million women of reproductive age are using modern contraception – an increase of 87 million over the past decade, according to the report.

The biggest increase in contraceptive use is in sub-Saharan Africa, where there has been an increase of over 6% in the past decade, to cover 23% of women and girls of reproductive age.