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Family planning use and unmet need

Video describing the principle of 'unmet need' for family planning.

We’ve determined that family planning has a range of benefits to health and beyond, but what if women can’t access the contraception they want or need?

Unmet need for family planning is defined as the percentage of married women of reproductive age who want to stop or delay childbearing but are not using a method of contraception. In this step, Professor John Cleland discusses the large number of women around the world with an unmet need for family planning and where the unmet need is highest.

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

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