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In 2012, 85 million women on this planet became pregnant when they did not intend to. Unintended pregnancy reflects barriers to contraceptive access and use as well as dissatisfaction with currently available contraceptive options. Despite the family planning revolution that began with the contraceptive pill half a century ago, an estimated 222 million women have unmet need for modern contraception in the developing world [1]. To meet this need, a range of contraceptive products must be widely available at low or no cost.

Gynuity’s work in this area encompasses research and as well as novel approaches to contraceptive technology development. We also aim to further the dialogue about the interconnectedness of contraception and abortion. Both options allow women to limit or control fertility, yet they are often seen as completely separate. Exploration of the common pathways to use of abortion and contraception can be useful to women’s health advocates.