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Critical moment for family planning as funds come under pressure

Ambitious initiative to offer contraception to women and girls in 69 countries risks being undermined if governments fail to allocate more money

Countries with the lowest take-up of contraception will need to increase spending on family planning to meet international targets.

At the halfway point of Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), an ambitious initiative to increase access to modern contraception for 120 million more women and girls in 69 target countries, organisers said national governments need to allocate more money in their health budgets for contraceptives amid concerns that donor funding could begin to fall.

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