Best Practices for Sustaining Youth Contraceptive Use

Best Practices for Sustaining Youth Contraceptive Use

Family planning programs are high-impact, cost-effective interventions that improve maternal, neonatal, and child health outcomes. Family planning offers additional benefits to young women, including protecting access to education and employment and reducing the health risks of early childbearing. Despite recent advances in expanding access to voluntary family planning, 218 million women of reproductive age in low- and middle-income countries, including 14 million adolescent girls (ages 15 to 19), would like to prevent, delay, or avoid pregnancy but are not using modern contraception.

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