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Knowledge File Population

The need for quality family planning services is urgent because more than 1.2 billion young people ages 15 to 24 are entering their reproductive years, comprising about 18% of the world’s population. An estimated 214 million women worldwide want to avoid pregnancy and plan their families but lack access to modern contraception (unmet need). Family planning does more than help women and couples determine the size of their families: It safeguards individual health and rights, safes lives, preserves natural resources, and can improve economic outcomes for families and communities.

The knowledge file on ‘Population dynamics and sexual and reproductive rights’ presents the actual state of affairs on this theme. It includes the actual knowledge, the Rutgers vision statement and the important stakeholders and events.