TakeStock Advocacy Guide
Access to family planning and contraception is essential to improving the health of women, children and economies and allows women and girls to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights time and space their pregnancies. Yet, in many of the world’s poorest countries women travel an entire day seeking access to contraceptives only to find an empty shelf. Contraceptive stockouts lead to high rates of unintended pregnancies and unmet need, and increased maternal and infant mortality. Take Stock aims to resolve the contraceptive stockouts and ensure every shelf is stocked with a wide range of high-quality contraceptives that women and families want and need.