Adding It Up: Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2019

Authors: Elizabeth Sully,Ann Biddlecom,Jacqueline E. Darroch,Taylor Riley,Lori S. Ashford,Naomi Lince-Deroche,Lauren FiresteinandRachel Murro

This report examines the need for, impact of and cost of fully investing in sexual and reproductive health care—services that together ensure people can decide whether and when to have children, experience safe pregnancy and delivery, have healthy newborns, and have a safe and satisfying sexual life. It focuses on the need for contraceptive services, maternal and newborn care, abortion services and treatment for the major curable STIs among women of reproductive age (15­–49) in 132 low- and middle-income countries. The report’s goal is to illustrate for national and local governments, the private sector and international development partners the magnitude of investments needed to expand and improve essential sexual and reproductive health services.

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