Annex 2015



Core Indicators 6, 7, and 8

Core Indicators 6, 7, and 8 show the positive impact from women using modern methods of contraception; that is, unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions, and maternal deaths that were prevented because women were using modern contraception. In 2015, the use of modern methods of contraception by 290.6 million women across the 69 FP2020 countries averted 80 million unintended pregnancies, 26.8 million unsafe abortions, and 111,000 maternal deaths.

Compared to the time of the London Summit, increases in contraceptive use and changes in method mix (as women switched to more effective methods) resulted in averting 6.6 million more unintended pregnancies in 2015 compared to 2012; averting 2.1 million more unsafe abortions in 2015 compared to 2012; and averted 13,000 more maternal deaths in 2015 compared to 2012.

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