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A World of Risk

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)*

  • 30Bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens that are transmissible sexually
  • 340 millionNew cases annually of curable STIs in men and women
    15-49 years old
  • 1,000-4,000Newborn babies who become blind each year because of untreated maternal gonococcal and chlamydial infections
  • 500,000Annual cases of cervical cancer due to human papillomavirus
  • 250,000Annual deaths from cervical cancer

Pregnancy and Contraception*

  • 10-14Percentage pregnancy rate in one year of typical condom use
  • 15 millionAdolescent girls who become mothers each year
  • 1 in 7Girls in developing countries who marry before the age of 15

Maternal Health

  • 529,000Maternal deaths during pregnancy or childbirth, worldwide each year
  • 1 in 15Lifetime risk of maternal death in eastern and southern Africa
  • 1 in 4,000Lifetime risk of maternal death in high-income countries

* Worldwide

Sources: Center for Global Development, UNFPA and WHO

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