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Unmasking Inequalities: Going Beyond National Averages - Family Planning Atlas

The right of all persons to decide freely and responsibly on the number and spacing of their children, to make informed choices in reproductive health matters and to have access to a full range of safe and effective contraceptive methods was enshrined in the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development. Family planning is one of the high impact public health interventions. Studies have shown that access to family planning services in countries with high fertility rates has the potential to significantly reduce poverty and hunger.