UNFPA State of World Population 2019: Unfinished Business

Remarkable gains have been made in sexual and reproductive health and rights since 1969, when UNFPA was established. But despite progress, hundreds of millions of women today still face economic, social, institutional and other barriers that prevent them from making their own decisions about whether, when, how often and with whom to become pregnant.

The pursuit of rights and choices is an ongoing one, with new challenges emerging all the time.