Celebrating World Contraception Day and Women & Girls

Today, on World Contraception Day, we would like to recognize the potential of the 225 million women in developing countries, who have an unmet need for family planning services.

These are women who may want to delay having their first child, space their children, or chose to not have children. They do not have access to the tools and information they need to do so. When women are empowered to make the best decisions for their bodies and their families, good things can happen. Girls may stay in school longer or seek professional training. Women can chose to have the number children they want and have children at a time that makes sense for their families.

Women and girls are critical drivers of change in families and communities, and they must given the information and services they need to make their own healthcare and reproductive decisions.

This image was originally published by Women Deliver, in recognition of World Contraception Day, 2015.