First Look UN urges family planning assistance for the world's poorest women

A new United Nations Population Fund report says giving women and girls in developing countries control over when and how many children they have is key to ending global poverty by 2030. 

Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor

A failure to give the world's poorest women control over their bodies could widen inequality in developing countries and thwart progress towards global goals aimed at ending poverty by 2030, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Tuesday.