Contraceptive prevalence, modern methods (% of women ages 15-49)

Definition: Contraceptive prevalence rate is the percentage of women who are practicing, or whose sexual partners are practicing, at least one modern method of contraception. It is usually measured for women ages 15-49 who are married or in union. Modern methods of contraception include female and male sterilization, oral hormonal pills, the intra-uterine device (IUD), the male condom, injectables, the implant (including Norplant), vaginal barrier methods, the female condom and emergency contraception.

Description: The map below shows how Contraceptive prevalence, modern methods (% of women ages 15-49) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is United Kingdom, with a value of 84.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Somalia, with a value of 1.20.

Source: Household surveys, including Demographic and Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys. Largely compiled by United Nations Population Division.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual