Giving women the power to plan their families

  title={Giving women the power to plan their families},
  author={B. Carr and M. Gates and A. Mitchell and Rajiv Shah},
  journal={The Lancet},
This commentary emphasizes the need for providing women with universal access to voluntary family planning and the effects beyond health of women being able to use contraception and take control of their fertility. 
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