Unmet need for contraception (% of married women ages 15-49)

Definition: Unmet need for contraception is the percentage of fertile, married women of reproductive age who do not want to become pregnant and are not using contraception.

Description: The map below shows how Unmet need for contraception (% of married 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 Papua New Guinea, with a value of 45.90. The country with the lowest value in the world is Kyrgyz Republic, with a value of 1.10.

Source: Household surveys, including Demographic and Health Surveys by ICF International and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys by UNICEF.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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