World Contraception Day (WCD) is an annual event observed on September 26 to raise awareness about contraception, promote safe and accessible family planning methods, and advocate for reproductive health and rights worldwide.
It was created to address the global need for comprehensive education and access to contraception and emphasizes the broader implications of contraception for social, economic, and environmental well-being.
WCD celebrates a wide range of contraceptive options, including condoms, birth control pills, intrauterine devices (IUDs), hormonal implants, injectables, and permanent methods like sterilization.
The day has contributed to increased awareness of reproductive health issues globally through informational events, sharing informative content on social media platforms and distributing educational materials.
Despite the progress made in promoting contraception access, cultural barriers, inadequate access in certain regions and misinformation still remain challenges that require attention.