In order to reach the 2030 Agenda, we must make sure women are able to enjoy their rights and enjoy their sexual and reproductive health. Ensure that the health of women is a priority. Participation of women in development is crucial to democracy. Ensuring that everyone has access to safe and legal abortion is essential to meeting these goals. Unfortunately, denial of women’s rights is still a major issue, and we must work to stop this practice.
A recent study by Guttmacher revealed that there are 121 million unintended pregnancies and 73 million abortions worldwide. Approximately half of all pregnancies are unintended and many of these result in abortion. Nearly half of all women of reproductive age would like to avoid becoming pregnant. In developing countries, one in four women use contraception. In developed countries, contraceptive prevalence is around 80-90%.
The Asia-Pacific region has a long way to go in terms of providing adequate family planning services to all. There are millions of unintended pregnancies due to unmet family planning needs. The region faces a massive demographic challenge – an ageing population that is not well-off or secure enough to live comfortably. As people reach old age, they will need better access to health care, such as contraception.
Currently, the region has a long way to go in improving its coverage of sexual and reproductive health services. Millions of women in the region are facing unintended pregnancies as a result of unmet family planning needs. This is where the focus should be: reaching the poorest communities first. For example, in developing countries, only a quarter of adolescents use contraception. This means that many women will be unable to save for their retirement.
Currently, there are a large number of women and men in less developed countries who are unable to access the proper healthcare. These women and men are largely unaware of the benefits of contraception, which they do not need. In a developing country, the use of contraception has been limited to the elite few who are wealthy enough to afford it. While there are some countries that do not practice these methods, they have adopted the most effective strategies to increase the number of women and girls in the country.
The 2030 Agenda is an unprecedented opportunity for young people to achieve their goals. The SDGs include specific targets for young people. Moreover, the majority of SDG indicators do not mention the age of the woman. However, these youths are the ones most likely to have children. A child’s age is important. Without an education, she will be unable to conceive. Further, her life will be affected in unexpected ways.