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UNFPA-Morocco recalls the importance of contraceptives

Written by FDM

In light of World Contraception Day, September 26, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recalled the importance of contraceptives for women.

“Access to modern means of contraception enables women to plan their lives, receive a better education, obtain and keep better-paying jobs and thus contribute more actively to the prosperity of their families and communities”, recalled, in a statement, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on the occasion of World Contraception Day, September 26, stressing that the improvement of their financial situation allows them to offer a better education to their children, thus creating a virtuous circle that will benefit future generations.

Some figures: 87 million unplanned or unwanted pregnancies per year worldwide with 46 million women who resort to Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy (Abortion), 18 million of whom do so in dangerous conditions, which leads to serious consequences, both in terms of health and economics.

In Morocco, UNFPA estimates that the use of contraception has contributed to the reduction of maternal mortality (72.6 deaths per 100,000 live births recorded in 2018 against 332 in 1990). In this sense, the UN antenna calls for increased efforts to improve access to family planning services, in particular with the provision of self-administered injectable contraceptives for women of childbearing age.