Call to action: Support contraceptives on the New No Controversy Website

26 JUNE 2012 | A number of PMNCH partners have launched a Call to Action and Support for contraceptives. More than 200 million women in developing countries who don’t want to get pregnant lack access to contraceptives. This is a life and death crisis. Complications in pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death for women in Africa.

Contraceptives save lives. Giving women and girls access to contraceptives is transformational – families become healthier, wealthier, and better educated. Reducing unintended pregnancies leads to fewer girls dropping out of school and greater opportunity to escape poverty. Contraceptives are one of the best investments a country can make in its future.

Contraceptives are cost-effective and deliver big savings in healthcare costs. Each dollar spent on family planning can save governments up to 6 dollars on health, housing, water, and other public services.

What can you do?

Surely, there is no controversy in raising your voice for millions of women and girls who want access to contraceptives.

Sign the pledge: I believe that every girl and woman deserves the opportunity to determine her own future

There is no controversy in empowering women to decide if and when to have a child. Today, more than 200 million women and girls in developing countries who don't want to get pregnant lack access to contraceptives.

On July 11, world leaders, non-governmental organizations, donors, business leaders, and others will gather in London to pledge their support to help transform the lives of the world's poorest women and girls. Access to contraceptives saves lives and leads to healthier, more prosperous families, communities and nations. Surely, there is no controversy in raising your voice for millions of women and girls who want access to lifesaving contraceptives.

Click here to “Take the Pledge” : “I believe that every girl and woman deserves the opportunity to determine her own future. “

Share your story

We all have a story. Whether it’s your own story—or someone you know—chances are that contraceptives have impacted your life. Pledge your support and share your story today.

The No Controversy website was launched by a group of partners, including PMNCH partners: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CARE , EngenderHealth, Family Care International, International Planned Parenthood Federation ,IntraHealth International, Jhpiego, Marie Stopes International, Pathfinder International, Population Action, International, Population Council, Population Services International (PSI), Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, UNFPA, United Nations Foundation, White Ribbon Alliance, Women Deliver.

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