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State of World Population 2012

By Choice, Not by Chance - Family Planning, Human Rights and Development

  • Author: UNFPA
  • Publication date: December 2012
  • Page count: 138
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 12.III.H.1

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ISBN: 9789210603294

About the product

Family planning is a human right. Still, 222 million women in developing countries do not have access to contraception and are at risk of unplanned pregnancy that can cause health complications and financial hardship. The State of the World Population 2012 explains why family planning is a right that reinforces other rights, such as the right to health or the right to education. The report further documents the economic and social benefits accrued to households, communities and countries when the right to family planning is exercised by women, men and young people.