Contraceptive Methods For Women And Contraception

1123 WordsMay 9, 20175 Pages
Women make up half of the world’s population, yet many do not have access to resources that would improve their lives. Family planning, which allows people to attain their desired number of children and determine the spacing of their pregnancies, is achieved through the use of contraceptive methods. The promotion of family planning is vital to female autonomy, and also helps support the development of communities. Access to contraception, the deliberate use of artificial methods or other techniques to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse, varies across the world. However, according to the World Health Organization, an estimated 225 million women in developing countries would “like to delay or stop childbearing but are…show more content…
Divided into groups ranging from 1 to 5, one being the highest equality and 5 being the lowest, states from group 3 and higher have greater gender equality than states in groups 4 and 5. The “Trends in Contraceptive Use Worldwide 2015” report from the United Nations will be used to estimate contraceptive prevalence by any method, the unmet need for family planning, and the demand for family planning satisfied with modern methods, as well as the specific contraceptive type for married or in-union women aged 15-49. Using these two reports, the level of gender equality in each state will be assessed in relation to the states’ achievement of good governance. One may question: what are the benefits of family planning? To answer this question, an article posted to the United Nations Population Fund website summarizes the benefits of family planning in the well-being of women, families, and economies. It reads, “a new study by the Guttmacher Institute has confirmed that women’s ability to use contraceptives, and to determine whether and when to have children, enhances their education and employment chances.” In summary, contraceptive use will lead to educational attainment, workplace participation, and economic stability, as it allowed more young women to obtain at least some college education, leading to more participation in the labor force and to pursue advanced professional degrees, as well as increasing women’s earning power, decreasing the gender
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