Voluntary Contraception

Displacement can increase people’s desire and need for family planning while simultaneously increasing barriers to access. It is vital that family planning is available to meet demand from the onset of an emergency.


Facts & Stats

Around the world, about 222 million women have an unmet need for family planning. According to surveys, one in seven married women has an unmet need for contraception. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the ratio is nearly one in four.

Reference: Susheela Singh and Jacqueline Darroch, Adding It Up: Costs and Benefits of Family Planning Services, Estimates for 2012 (New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2012).