This Evidence Overview provides a summary of the evidence on reducing the burden of unintended pregnancies in terms of two main packages of care: family planning and safe abortion. For each of these packages, the scope and magnitude of benefits to women and to broader society is reviewed, and the component interventions and delivery modalities outlined. The main body of the paper then synthesizes the evidence on interventions to reduce barriers to the supply of and demand for these services, including estimates of cost-effectiveness.
Department for International Development, London, UK, 89 pp.
Improving Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health: Reducing Unintended Pregnancies. Evidence Overview. A Working Paper (Version 1.0).