Sex in the City: The Family Planning Needs of the Urban Poor

Today, 3.9 billion of us — more than half the world’s population — live in cities. By 2050, about two-thirds of us will live in urban areas.

With so many people moving into cities, you might think they’re gaining access to information, education, economic opportunities and health services — but that’s not always the case.

Our new infographic, Sex in the City, clears up many of the misconceptions around reproductive health care in urban areas. While many people think living in a city means access to the most family planning clinics, the urban poor often have to travel beyond their immediate neighborhood to obtain contraceptive information — especially if they live in a slum or other informal settlement.

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