214 million women of reproductive age in developing countries who want to avoid pregnancy are not using a modern contraceptive method.
Family planning reinforces people’s rights to determine the number and spacing of their children.
In developing countries, more than 20 million girls and young women aged 15-19 have an unmet need for modern contraception.
Globally, there are about 380,000 new HIV infections among young women aged 15-24 every year.
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Most Malaysians are not informed about preventing unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Birth control pill
Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD)
RRAAM advocates for
the right of women and girls to make informed decisions and have access to contraceptive counselling and products. There is no strategic dissemination of information on contraception and family planning in Malaysia, especially within marginalised and vulnerable communities. Use of contraception is part of our right to practise safe sex. We have the right to say no to unprotected sex. It is important for women and girls to stand up and speak up for their right to protect themselves, and to not allow their partners to dictate terms of sexual intercourse.