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 Oman, with a value of 55.90. The country with the lowest value in the world is France, with a value of 1.70.

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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