By Julian Pecquet - 11/14/12 06:12 PM EST
“Family planning is not a privilege, but a right. Yet, too many women — and men — are denied this human right,” UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin said in a statement announcing the report.
The debate over family planning played a key role in the U.S. presidential election, with the Catholic Church revolting over the healthcare law's mandate that employers provide birth control for free. And the U.N. fund has long come under Republican criticism, notably because it operates in China, which has a one-child policy.