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State of World Population 2018: The Power of Choice

17 October 2018

The United Nations Population Fund’s latest flagship State of World Population 2018 report focuses on the power of choice. The report titled 'The Power of Choice: Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition' provides insight into how the power to choose the number, timing and spacing  of pregnancies will bolster economic and social progress around the world. 

Despite significant progress on this front, no country can claim that its entire population enjoys access to their reproductive rights, at all times. This important report reveals how countries can ensure freedom of choice, for the benefit of all. 

 

Find out more: full report and the highlights brochure.

 

Read the press release here.

 

 

 

A tale of two fertilities: two women united by lack of choice

 

Kate never intended to get pregnant  at 15, but she couldn't afford contraception. Sanit desparately wants a child, but she can't afford fertility treatment. We believe that money should never limit choice. 

 

 

 

Overcoming economic obstacles to start a family 

 

Iran's married couples are having fewer children, and the reasons are both complex and common to many countries across the sociocultural spectrum. Watch the below video to hear Sara's story. 

 

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