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This report presents the new 2012 estimates of the numbers and proportions of women in the developing world using modern methods and in need of modern contraception, as well as the cost and impact of meeting this  need.

The 2012 Adding It Up estimates are comparable to those from the 2009 report and will therefore enable the assessment of progress between 2008 and 2012. The estimates presented here incorporate the most recent available  survey data on need for and use of contraception and updated 2012 estimates of the direct costs of providing  contraceptive services. They also draw on updated estimates of pregnancies and maternal deaths. In some  cases, where more recent information is not available, measures from the 2009 analysis are drawn from, the most  important such instance being estimates of program and systems costs.

Estimates are presented in this report for all developing countries (as defined by the United Nations Statistics Division), for the three major regions (Asia, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean), for 14 subregions and for the 69 poorest countries in the developing world.

The goal of this report is to inform the decisions and activities of donors, developing country governments and advocates aimed at improving and expanding access to contraceptive services for all women and couples in developing countries.