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Source800Every year 800 women die from complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

Source16 millionEach year, about 16 million girls ages 15-19 give birth. Pregnancy and childbirth is the leading cause of death among this age group.

Source24%In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 24% of deaths in pregnant or postpartum women are attributable to HIV.

Source222 millionGlobally, 222 million women who wish to delay or avoid pregnancy have an unmet need for contraception.

Source99%99% of maternal deaths occur in developing countries.

Source90%90% of the complications that lead to maternal death can be avoided when women have access to quality prevention, diagnostic, and treatment services.

Source60,000The number of maternal deaths attributed to HIV in 2008.

Source52%Women make up approximately 52% of the total global population living with HIV.