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Video discussing the potential impact of ensuring all women have access to the family planning methods they want or need.

If all women with an unmet need for family planning had access to a modern, effective method of contraception, there would be many potential health benefits to both women and children.

The video highlights that if all women with an unmet need for family planning were able to access contraception, there would be roughly 52 million fewer pregnancies each year. This would in turn mean that there would be fewer abortions, unplanned births, miscarriages and stillbirths. In addition to the reductions in mortality and morbidity among women and children, what other effects might be seen?

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Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action

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