It is crucial for everyone – women, men and young people – to get information about sexuality and have access to contraception and safe abortion.
Our dual focus on contraception and safe abortion
Everywhere in the world, young people face challenges in accessing contraception – such as female condoms or the pill – and safe abortion. Rutgers works for the widespread availability and affordability of contraceptives and safe abortion methods. Our work on these two key themes is inextricably linked.
We are the Netherlands’ leading sexuality centre, working to improve access to services and information on safe sex, contraceptives and safe abortion. We raise awareness and provide information for women, their partners and relatives, and the broader community about the options for contraception and safe abortion.
Contraception helps reduce unsafe abortion numbers
Every year there are around 74 million unplanned pregnancies in developing and low-income countries for women whose contraception has failed or could not access it. This results in 40 million abortions.