IMAP Statement on sexual and reproductive health and rights of the ageing population

Today we face unprecedented challenges related to ageing. Populations in many countries around the world are ageing rapidly. In 1950, there were 205 million people aged 60 years or over in the world. By 2012, the number of older people increased to almost 810 million. Almost two in three of these people lived in developing countries. The number of older people is projected to double by 2050, reaching 2 billion.