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Collaborating to Provide Women in Developing Countries With More Family Planning Options

In many areas of the world, the unmet need for contraceptive options remains high. There are more than 225 million women in developing countries who want to delay or prevent pregnancy, but are not using contraception.1 And, according to the World Health organization (WHO), promotion of family planning – and ensuring access to contraceptive methods – is essential to securing the well-being and autonomy of women.2

Pfizer is committed to helping more women around the world have access to family planning information and a wide range of contraceptive choices to meet their unique needs. To support this commitment, Pfizer is collaborating with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation and other public and private sector organizations with the goal of broadening access to contraceptive options for women most in need in some of the world’s poorest countries.

This collaboration helps support the goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to drive positive and essential change around the world, and Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), a global partnership to ensure that by 2020 an additional 120 million women have access to and use a method of modern contraception. 3,4

A woman's ability to choose if and when to become pregnant can have a direct impact on her health.5 Pfizer is proud to be part of the global efforts underway to address the need for voluntary family planning support for women in the developing world.

Learn more about our commitment to broadening access to contraceptive options:

1World Health Organization. Family Planning/Contraception Fact Sheet. Available at: http://who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs351/en/. Accessed: February 22, 2017.
2World Health Organization. Family Planning/Contraception Fact Sheet. Available at: http://who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs351/en/. Accessed: February 22, 2017.
3UN Women. SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Available at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/women-and-the-sdgs/sdg-3-good-health-well-being. Accessed: April 27, 2017.
4Family Planning 2020. Momentum at the Midpoint: 2015-2016. Available at: http://progress.familyplanning2020.org/page/introduction/executive-summary-1. Accessed: February 23. 2017.
5World Health Organization. Family Planning/Contraception Fact Sheet. Available at: http://who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs351/en/. Accessed: February 22, 2017.