Pregnancy risk

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LONDON (Reuter) - More than 500 million women around the world risk unwanted pregnancies because they lack access to reliable contraception, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) said yesterday.

In many countries reliable contraceptives were not available, the IPPF said in its 40th- anniversary report. But the estimate also included adolescents who did not know how to prevent pregnancy and women who were dissatisfied with the contraceptive methods available to them. The IPPF said the problem was not confined to the developing world.