At least 200 million women around the world would like to delay or end childbearing but have no access to contraception. Family planning improves maternal and infant health and allows women to be more active in society.Defending Women's Rights Country fertility rates range from 1 child per woman in Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore to over 7 children per woman in Afghanistan, Niger, and Guinea-Bissau. There are 200 million women around the world who would like to delay or end childbearing but have no access to modern contraception.
Population Connection works with Congress to ensure that the United States is doing everything in its power to help women become empowered, active members of their communities. From fighting to end federal funding for failed abstinence-only sex education programs in the U.S., to urging Congress to appropriate $1 billion for international family planning, Population Connection stands behind women's right to make the best choices for themselves and their families.