Family planning

World Contraception Day

26 September is observed by the international community as World Contraception Day. The right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly on the number and spacing of their children was asserted at the International Conference on Population and Development in 1994, and is reflected in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development under target 3.7. “By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes”.