State of World Population 2012 - By Choice, Not By Chance: Family Planning, Human Rights and Development

No. of pages: 140

Publication date: 2012

Author: UNFPA

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Planning the number and timing of one’s children is today largely taken for granted by the millions of people who have the means and power to do so. Yet a large proportion of the world’s people do not enjoy the right to choose when and how many children to have because they have no access to family planning information and services, or because the quality of services available to them is so poor that they go without and are vulnerable to unintended pregnancy.