Landmark International Report on Family Planning Progress to Be Released Monday 12 November

November 09, 2018 - 17:48
Landmark International Report on Family Planning Progress to Be Released Monday 12 November



KIGALI, RWANDA -  MediaOutReach - 12 November 2018 - On Monday, Nov. 12, agroundbreaking report will be released with compelling new data on familyplanning progress in the world's 69 lowest-income countries.  


The annual progress report entitled FP2020: CatalyzingCollaboration has been produced by Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) - aleading global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls tofreely decide whether, when, and how many children they want tohave.  


The report is a center-piece of family planning debate andpolicy-making annually.  It will be themost data-rich analysis of family planning outcomes in the 69 studied countriesto date.


The report will include:


  • Compelling new data on a country-level and aggregate basis for the world's 69 lowest-income countries, including:
    • Unintended pregnancies prevented, unsafe abortions avoided, and maternal deaths averted in the 12 months from July 2017 to July 2018
    • Levels of contraceptive use and unmet need for modern contraception among married and unmarried adolescents and young women aged 15-19 and 20-24
    • Patterns and trends in key life events for young people such as age at marriage, first sex, and first birth
    • Adolescent birth rate indicators tracking progress toward reducing teen births
  • For the first time, data on domestic government spending on family planning, showing country ownership of programs in some cases, and critical gaps in others
  • New data on the largest bilateral (i.e. country) family planning donors and trends in financing
  • A forceful call to action to government policy-makers and other stakeholders on the need to guarantee reproductive health care -- including rights-based family planning -- in all universal health coverage plans


A live-streamed press conference will be held at 3pmKigali time (Rwanda) on Monday 12 November, to launch the report at the International Conference on FamilyPlanning. 


  • You canview the press conference live-streamed and submit questions remotely at facebook (
  • We willsend you a link to the report with a summary, quotes, still images at the startof the press conference.


Family Planning 2020was established in support of  the UN Secretary-General's GlobalStrategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health.  Moreinformation is at


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