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What women want

Mwanasha (far left) queues with women in the local area to be registered for free family planning services. More than 200 million women and girls in developing countries who want to delay or avoid becoming pregnant do not have access to modern methods of contraception.




On 11 July 2012 the UK Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will host a groundbreaking summit to cut in half the current number of women and girls in the world’s poorest countries without access to contraception, but who wish to avoid pregnancy or space their children.


Every woman and girl deserves the opportunity to to determine her own future. Contraceptives give the world's poorest women the power to decide if and when to have another child.


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To follow the London Summit on Family Planning visit


Picture: Lindsay Mgbor/Department for International Development


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Taken on May 28, 2012