‘Staggering number’ of unintended pregnancies reveals failure to uphold women’s rights

| August 29, 2022 | Leave a Comment

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Date of Publication: March 30

Year of Publication: 2022

Publication City: New York, NY

Publisher: United Nations

Nearly half of all pregnancies, totaling 121 million each year worldwide, are unintended, according to a new report published on Wednesday by the UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA.

“This report is a wake-up call”, said UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem, adding that the “staggering number of unintended pregnancies represents a global failure to uphold women and girls’ basic human rights.”

The ground-breaking Seeing the Unseen: The case for action in the neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy, warns that this human rights crisis has “profound consequences for societies, women and girls, and global health”.

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