Track: Family Planning

Family Planning


It is a human right to have safe, voluntary family planning. Planning a family is an important part of poverty reduction, gender equality, and women's empowerment. However, an estimated 257 million women in developing regions who want to avoid pregnancy do not use safe and effective family planning methods for a variety of reasons, including a lack of support from their partners or communities or access to information or services. Their ability to build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities is in jeopardy as a result of this. By: UNFPA supports family planning ensuring that high-quality contraceptives are available at all times; enhancing the national health care systems; promoting policies that encourage family planning; and collecting information to support this work. By convening partners, including governments, to develop evidence and policies and by providing programmatic, technical, and financial assistance to developing nations, UNFPA also plays a global leadership role in expanding access to family planning.

• Fertility awareness
• Emergency contraception
• Hormonal contraception
• Barrier methods by using condoms
• Coercive interference with family planning
• Long-acting reversible contraception or intrauterine devices (IUD)
• Implants
• Modern methods
• Older methods