Contraception: Past, Present and Future And Why It Matters

September 27, 2016

(World Health Organization) – Despite the positive global trends there are large differences among and within countries. Over 200 million women worldwide would like to avoid a pregnancy but are not using an effective method of contraception. Reasons for this vary from each country but are related to a lack of supplies, cultural and political barriers and poor quality of services. For policy-makers and programme managers it is critical that their decisions are informed by important lessons that we can learn from history and knowledge of what opportunities the future holds.