Millions of Teenagers in Developing Regions Lack Contraception

May 20, 2016

(Medscape) – Some 23 million sexually active adolescent women in developing regions around the world are at risk for untended pregnancy because they are not using modern contraceptives, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute. Meeting these young women’s contraceptive needs would markedly reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and maternal deaths, write Jacqueline E. Darroch, PhD, from the Guttmacher Institute, and colleagues.

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