International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said enabling women to access contraception facilities will "transform the world." Speaking at the London Summit on Family Planning he said:
"I think this is the way we transform the world. We will enable half of the women in the world today who want contraception but cannot get it to be able to decide for themselves whether they have children. This will be a remarkable achievement"
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