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

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.

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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 China 84.00 2006
1 United Kingdom 84.00 2009
3 Portugal 82.50 2006
4 Norway 82.20 2005
5 Czech Republic 77.60 2008
6 Thailand 77.50 2009
6 Switzerland 77.50 1995
8 Brazil 77.10 2006
9 Nicaragua 76.50 2012
10 Hong Kong SAR, China 75.40 2007
10 Finland 75.40 1990
12 Uruguay 74.80 2004
13 Costa Rica 74.70 2011
14 France 74.10 2008
15 Colombia 72.90 2010
16 New Zealand 72.30 1995
17 Cuba 72.20 2014
17 Puerto Rico 72.20 2002
19 Canada 72.00 2002
20 Hungary 71.30 1993
21 United States 70.40 2010
22 Paraguay 70.10 2008
22 Korea 70.10 2009
24 Belgium 69.10 2010
25 Dominican Republic 68.60 2013
26 Jamaica 68.40 2009
27 Australia 68.10 2005
28 Austria 67.60 2009
29 Netherlands 67.00 2008
30 Mexico 66.50 2006
31 Zimbabwe 66.30 2014
32 El Salvador 66.10 2008
33 Slovak Republic 65.60 1997
34 Bhutan 65.40 2010
35 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 65.30 2010
36 Sweden 64.80 1996
37 Honduras 63.80 2012
38 Slovenia 63.20 1995
39 Swaziland 63.00 2010
40 Spain 62.30 2006
41 Venezuela 61.70 1998
42 Germany 61.60 2005
43 Ireland 61.40 2005
44 Panama 59.90 2013
45 South Africa 59.80 2004
45 Lesotho 59.80 2014
47 Uzbekistan 59.30 2006
48 Bangladesh 59.20 2013
49 Ecuador 58.70 2004
50 Estonia 57.90 2005
50 Chile 57.90 2001
50 Indonesia 57.90 2012
53 Malawi 57.40 2014
54 Cabo Verde 57.10 2005
55 Iran 57.00 2011
56 Vietnam 56.90 2014
56 Egypt 56.90 2014
58 Morocco 56.70 2011
59 Latvia 55.50 1995
60 Namibia 55.30 2013
60 Barbados 55.30 2012
62 Singapore 55.00 1997
62 Russia 55.00 2011
64 Argentina 53.40 2012
65 Kenya 53.20 2014
66 Sri Lanka 52.40 2007
67 St. Lucia 52.20 2012
68 Grenada 52.10 1990
69 Belize 51.80 2011
70 Peru 51.20 2013
70 Belarus 51.20 2012
70 Botswana 51.20 2008
73 Romania 50.50 2005
74 Lithuania 50.40 2006
75 Mongolia 50.20 2010
76 Tunisia 50.00 2012
77 Kazakhstan 49.50 2011
78 India 48.10 2008
79 Algeria 48.00 2012
80 Turkey 47.30 2013
81 Suriname 47.20 2010
82 Nepal 47.10 2014
83 Ukraine 47.00 2012
84 Malta 46.00 1993
84 Turkmenistan 46.00 2006
86 Greece 45.90 2001
87 Myanmar 45.70 2010
88 Zambia 44.80 2014
89 Japan 44.40 2005
90 Rwanda 44.00 2011
90 Guatemala 44.00 2009
92 Jordan 42.30 2012
93 Lao PDR 42.10 2012
94 Moldova 41.70 2012
95 Italy 40.60 1996
96 Bulgaria 40.10 2007
97 Guyana 40.00 2009
98 Kuwait 39.30 1999
98 Mauritius 39.30 2002
100 Cambodia 38.80 2014
101 Kyrgyz Republic 38.50 2014
102 Trinidad and Tobago 37.70 2006
103 Philippines 37.60 2013
104 Syrian Arab Republic 37.50 2010
105 Vanuatu 36.40 2013
106 Georgia 34.70 2010
107 Bolivia 34.60 2008
108 Lebanon 34.00 2004
109 Ethiopia 33.90 2014
110 Qatar 33.80 2012
111 São Tomé and Principe 33.70 2009
112 Iraq 33.60 2011
113 Malaysia 32.30 2004
114 Haiti 31.30 2012
115 Bahrain 30.60 1995
116 Palau 29.70 2003
117 Yemen 29.20 2013
117 Madagascar 29.20 2009
119 Saudi Arabia 28.50 1996
120 Poland 28.00 1991
120 Tonga 28.00 2012
122 Tanzania 27.40 2010
123 Solomon Islands 27.30 2007
124 Armenia 27.20 2010
125 Samoa 26.60 2009
126 Pakistan 26.10 2013
127 Tajikistan 25.80 2012
128 Uganda 25.50 2014
129 Papua New Guinea 24.30 2007
130 United Arab Emirates 23.60 1995
131 Tuvalu 22.40 2007
132 Ghana 22.20 2014
133 Timor-Leste 21.10 2010
134 Libya 20.40 2007
135 Senegal 20.30 2014
136 Congo 20.00 2012
137 Afghanistan 19.50 2011
138 Gabon 19.40 2012
139 Liberia 19.10 2013
140 Serbia 18.40 2014
141 Djibouti 18.00 2012
142 Burundi 17.70 2010
143 Kiribati 17.60 2009
144 Togo 17.30 2014
145 Burkina Faso 17.00 2014
146 Sierra Leone 15.60 2013
147 Oman 15.30 2008
148 Cameroon 14.40 2011
149 Azerbaijan 14.30 2006
150 Comoros 14.20 2012
151 Macedonia 12.80 2011
152 Côte d'Ivoire 12.50 2012
153 Niger 12.20 2012
154 Bosnia and Herzegovina 12.00 2012
155 Mozambique 11.30 2011
156 Albania 10.60 2009
157 Guinea-Bissau 10.30 2010
158 Mauritania 10.00 2011
159 Mali 9.90 2013
160 Nigeria 9.80 2013
161 Central African Republic 9.30 2011
162 Equatorial Guinea 8.30 2011
163 The Gambia 8.10 2013
164 Benin 7.90 2012
165 Dem. Rep. Congo 7.80 2014
165 Sudan 7.80 2006
165 Montenegro 7.80 2013
168 Eritrea 7.30 2002
169 Guinea 4.60 2012
170 Angola 4.50 2001
171 Chad 1.60 2010
172 Somalia 1.20 2006

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual