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Launch of Adding It Up report at the British Library

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For more info: http://gu.tt/AIU This video documents the launch of the report "Adding It Up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2014," at the British Library on Thursday December 4th, 2014. Presenters: *Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief, The Lancet *Dr. Susheela Singh, Vice President for Research, Guttmacher Institute *Ann Starrs, President & CEO, Guttmacher Institute *Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA *Dr. Nyovani Madise, University of Southampton UK Currently, 225 million women in developing countries want to avoid pregnancy but are not using modern contraceptives, and tens of millions of women do not receive the basic pregnancy and delivery care they need to protect their health and that of their newborns. It would cost on average $25 per woman aged 15–49 to provide a package of essential sexual and reproductive health services to all women in developing regions each year. If all women received the essential sexual and reproductive health services they need, the number of unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions would drop significantly, and: • The number of women dying from pregnancy-related causes would drop by two-thirds • Newborn deaths would drop by more than three-fourths • Transmission of HIV from mothers to newborns would be nearly eliminated. The research upon which this report is based was made possible by grants from UK aid, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UNFPA. Findings and conclusions are those of the Guttmacher Institute and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of the donors. COMMENT POLICY: Comments reflecting the spectrum of opinion are welcomed. However, we ask that they be constructive and respectful in tone and content. Comments containing profanity, abusive or inflammatory language, misinformation or that are otherwise inappropriate will be removed. Comments appearing on this site are not endorsed by the Guttmacher Institute nor should they be taken to reflect the Institute’s point of view.