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Today there are over 220 million women in the developing world who want to control the timing, number, and spacing of their children but lack access to quality family planning information, services and supplies.

Voluntary family planning is a cost effective sustainable development strategy whose benefits keep compounding over time. Women with access to family planning information, services and supplies are more likely to access education, marry later, lead healthier lives and have healthier families. They are also better positioned to conserve natural resources and take advantage of economic opportunities. When girls and women – half the world's population – are empowered, our entire planet benefits.

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