SAVING LIVES, SAVING MONEY: Financing Family Planning Commodities in Lao PDR (2017)

No. of pages: 4

Publication date: 2017

Author: UNFPA SRH unit

Publisher: UNFPA LaoPDR

Family planning – the provision of modern methods of contraception and counseling, backed up by comprehensive sexuality education - prevents unintended pregnancies and abortions, reduces
maternal and child mortality and saves precious health care resources. Family planning services should be accessible to all those who might need them (including unmarried couples, single women and adolescents) and must take into consideration the right of women and their partners to choose the best method available for them. Society as a whole reaps the benefits when women are free to choose a family planning method that suits their needs.