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Ms Mariam Khan, UNFPA Representative to Lao PDR, said, “contraception or Family Planning is a shared responsibility for both women and men. A woman or girl’s ability to manage If, When and How many children to have can be the single most important factor in how her life will evolve. The more vulnerable a woman or girl is, for example, is less educated, poorer, has disabilities, does not speak the mainstream language,  the more critical her sexual reproductive health outcomes, especially unplanned pregnancy, will be to broader opportunities and outcomes in her life”.