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Family planning is not a privilege, but a right

13% of all maternal death in Sierra Leone result from unsafe abortion. Family Planning saves lives – it reduces the numbers of maternal deaths by 30% and childhood deaths by 10%. Though the Modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) in Sierra Leone has increased from 3.2% in 2005 to 7% DHS 2008, it continues to be one of the lowest in the West Africa sub-­region.