Family Planning Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Access to safe and effective family planning is a fundamental human right, essential for achieving gender equality, eliminating extreme poverty, and reducing maternal and child deaths. Around the world, 214 million women and adolescent girls want to avoid pregnancy but are not using safe and effective contraceptive methods, because they don’t have access to the information and services they need or support from their communities, families, and partners.

Ensuring universal access to family planning services, information, and education is critical to building a better future for young people and adults. And strong health systems play a crucial role in creating sustainable, accessible, and affordable family planning services. Management Sciences for Health partners with countries and communities to build responsive health systems that support the health and wellbeing of women, adolescents, and children. We integrate family planning services as a core element of health programming, reducing barriers to accessible and acceptable services by strengthening the quality and safety of family planning services, engaging communities, and ensuring effective management of family planning supplies.