Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Darroch and Colleagues Release Estimated Effects of Cuts to Family Planning Funding on Fertility Outcomes

Posted: 11/5/2021 ()

CSDE Affiliate Jacqueline Darroch and her colleagues at the Guttmacher Institute have recently released estimates of the effects of a policy change in the UK that sharply reduced funding for international development. In this report, available in full HERE, the authors estimate impacts of the cuts for family planning on funding levels, contraceptive use, unintended pregnancies, unplanned births, abortions and maternal deaths. They find that the potential impacts are quite large.

The estimates were also published alongside a description of the estimation sources and methodology.  This is part of a larger body of work under Guttmacher’s Adding It Up (AIU) project.  In addition to total and regional estimates of needs and impacts of investment in sexual and reproductive health in low- and middle-income countries, data for 132 countries are also now available.

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