You are here

World Contraception Day

World Contraception Day takes place on September 26th every year.

The day’s mission is to improve awareness of all contraceptive methods available and enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

There are 3.5 billion people under the age of 30 in the world today – the largest generation of young people ever. They must have access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, and the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthy, informed decisions about their lives.

Yet, young people face especially serious barriers to accessing life-saving contraceptives and family planning services, including insufficient knowledge about modern methods and healthcare providers who discourage use of contraception among unmarried people.

UNFPA and partners advocate with governments and other stakeholders to ensure that young people have the information and services they need.