World Contraception Day is an annual global campaign to improve awareness of modern contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

This global campaign also pushes for better education related to safe and protected sex so that no pregnancy is unplanned or unwanted!

Even with the widespread expansion of family-planning options around the world during the past few decades, many people who want to avoid pregnancy are still not using contraception. In 2019, according to a United Nations report, there were 190 million women of reproductive age worldwide who have difficulty accessing the contraception they need. (Article Here)

And according to the Guttmacher Institute, approximately 218 million women of reproductive age (15–49) in low and middle income countries have an unmet need for modern contraception—that is, they want to avoid a pregnancy but are not using a modern method. About half (49%) of pregnancies in these countries—111 million annually—are unintended.

Check out these world wide organizations working on supporting family planning and reproductive health care:

In the United States, more than 19 million women of reproductive age are in need of publicly funded contraception and live in contraceptive deserts. Living in a contraceptive desert means that they lack reasonable access in their county to a health center that offers the full range of contraceptive methods. Around 1.3 million of these women live in a county without a single health center offering the full range of methods. For all of these women getting contraception means having to do more than showing up to an appointment. They must find a babysitter, take time off work, or travel long distances to access their preferred birth control method.

Check out these groups in the United States for information on contraception and access:

For what the United States is planning on check out:

Check out A History on Birth Control