Why contraceptives? Here are the top 5 benefits

Contraception improves not only the lives of girls and women, but also men, boys and society in general, according to Katja Iversen and Jill Sheffield from Women Deliver, who share five of the main benefits of using contraceptives in this exclusive commentary.

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About the authors

  • Katja Iversen

    Katja Iversen is the president/CEO of Women Deliver. She is an internationally recognized expert on development, advocacy, and communications, has more than 25 years of experience working in NGOs, corporates, and United Nation agencies. Previously, she held the position as chief of strategic communication and public advocacy with UNICEF, a position she came to after almost six years of leading the team responsible for advocacy and communication on reproductive health with UNFPA.
  • Jill Sheffield

    Jill Sheffield is the founder and President of Women Deliver, an international advocacy organization that convenes global leaders to galvanize action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women. Sheffield is a global educator and advocate who has worked to promote women’s health and rights around the world for more than three decades.