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Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

The Guttmacher Institute’s Adding It Up study examines the need for, impact of and cost of fully investing in sexual and reproductive health care—services that together ensure people can decide whether and when to have children, experience safe pregnancy and delivery, have healthy newborns, and have a safe and satisfying sexual life. The estimates pertain to women of reproductive age (15–49) in 132 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in 2019; they cover the following services: modern contraception, maternal and newborn care, abortion care, and treatment for the major curable STIs.

Institutional author(s): Guttmacher Institute
Publication date: 2020