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 United Kingdom 84.00 2009
2 Norway 82.20 2005
3 Finland 81.56 2015
4 China 80.50 2017
5 Germany 80.20 2011
6 Uruguay 78.27 2015
7 Argentina 78.20 2013
8 Brazil 77.70 2013
9 Czech Republic 77.60 2008
10 Nicaragua 77.40 2012
11 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 76.50 2014
12 Colombia 75.90 2015
13 Thailand 75.50 2016
14 Costa Rica 74.90 2015
15 France 72.70 2010
16 New Zealand 72.30 1995
17 Cuba 72.20 2014
17 Puerto Rico 72.20 2002
19 Denmark 72.00 1988
19 Canada 72.00 2002
21 Hong Kong SAR, China 71.90 2012
22 Ecuador 71.70 2012
23 Ireland 70.91 2010
24 Netherlands 70.00 2013
25 Spain 69.90 2016
26 Chile 69.84 2016
27 Switzerland 69.20 2012
28 Jamaica 68.40 2008
29 Dominican Republic 68.00 2014
29 El Salvador 68.00 2014
31 United States 67.72 2016
32 Portugal 67.08 2014
33 Paraguay 66.50 2016
34 Korea 66.40 2009
35 Belgium 65.91 2013
36 Zimbabwe 65.80 2015
37 Slovak Republic 65.60 1997
38 Eswatini 65.50 2014
39 Bhutan 65.40 2010
40 Vietnam 65.00 2015
41 Sweden 64.80 1996
42 Australia 64.65 2016
43 Mexico 64.60 2015
44 Honduras 63.80 2012
45 Slovenia 63.20 1995
46 Austria 63.00 2013
47 Uzbekistan 61.90 2006
48 Venezuela 61.70 1998
49 Belarus 60.50 2017
50 Panama 60.10 2013
50 The Bahamas 60.10 1988
52 Lesotho 59.80 2014
53 Indonesia 58.76 2017
54 Kenya 58.68 2017
55 Malawi 58.10 2016
56 Morocco 58.00 2018
57 Estonia 57.90 2005
58 Cabo Verde 57.10 2005
59 Iran 57.00 2010
60 Egypt 56.90 2014
61 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 55.90 1988
62 Latvia 55.50 1995
63 Barbados 55.40 2012
64 Namibia 55.30 2013
65 Russia 55.00 2011
65 Singapore 55.00 1997
67 Peru 54.50 2017
68 Hungary 54.00 2009
68 South Africa 54.00 2016
70 Bangladesh 53.90 2014
71 St. Lucia 52.50 2012
72 Grenada 52.10 1990
73 Kazakhstan 51.91 2018
74 Israel 51.90 1988
75 Italy 51.80 2013
76 Sri Lanka 51.30 2016
76 Myanmar 51.30 2016
78 Botswana 51.20 2007
79 Tunisia 50.90 2012
80 Antigua and Barbuda 50.60 1988
81 Romania 50.50 2005
82 Lithuania 50.40 2006
83 Algeria 49.50 2013
84 Lao PDR 49.00 2017
85 Guatemala 48.90 2015
86 Belize 48.50 2016
87 Mongolia 48.20 2013
88 Dominica 47.90 1987
89 India 47.80 2016
89 Ukraine 47.80 2012
91 Rwanda 47.50 2015
92 Turkey 47.40 2013
93 Suriname 47.20 2010
94 Turkmenistan 47.10 2015
95 Lebanon 46.80 2009
96 Malta 46.00 1993
97 Greece 45.90 2001
98 Bolivia 45.10 2016
99 Zambia 44.70 2014
100 Nepal 42.80 2016
101 Moldova 41.70 2012
102 Poland 41.20 2011
103 Bulgaria 40.10 2007
103 Philippines 40.10 2017
105 Kyrgyz Republic 40.00 2014
106 Kuwait 39.30 1999
107 Cambodia 38.80 2014
108 Madagascar 38.60 2017
109 Ethiopia 37.80 2018
110 Trinidad and Tobago 37.60 2011
111 Syrian Arab Republic 37.50 2009
112 São Tomé and Principe 37.40 2014
112 Jordan 37.40 2018
114 Vanuatu 37.10 2013
115 St. Kitts and Nevis 37.00 1984
116 Uganda 36.30 2018
117 Iraq 36.10 2018
118 Fiji 35.10 1974
119 Georgia 34.70 2010
120 Qatar 34.40 2012
120 Japan 34.40 2015
122 Malaysia 34.30 2014
123 Guyana 32.50 2014
124 Tanzania 32.00 2016
124 Mauritius 32.00 2014
126 Haiti 31.80 2017
127 Bahrain 30.60 1995
128 Liberia 30.00 2016
129 Burkina Faso 29.92 2018
130 Palau 29.70 2003
131 Tonga 28.40 2012
132 Armenia 28.00 2016
133 Tajikistan 27.10 2017
134 Senegal 26.20 2017
135 Mozambique 25.30 2015
136 Yemen 25.20 2013
137 Nauru 25.10 2007
138 Ghana 25.00 2017
138 Pakistan 25.00 2018
140 Papua New Guinea 24.30 2006
140 Samoa 24.30 2014
140 Solomon Islands 24.30 2015
143 Timor-Leste 23.70 2016
144 United Arab Emirates 23.60 1995
145 Burundi 22.90 2017
146 Tuvalu 22.40 2007
147 Sierra Leone 21.80 2017
148 Cameroon 21.00 2014
149 Saudi Arabia 20.80 2016
150 Afghanistan 19.80 2015
151 Côte d'Ivoire 19.60 2018
152 Gabon 19.40 2012
153 Nigeria 18.80 2018
154 Oman 18.80 2014
155 Congo 18.50 2015
156 Serbia 18.40 2014
157 Kiribati 18.00 2009
157 Djibouti 18.00 2012
159 Togo 17.20 2014
160 Libya 16.30 2014
161 Mauritania 15.60 2015
162 Montenegro 15.40 2013
163 Mali 15.10 2015
164 Guinea-Bissau 14.40 2014
165 Comoros 14.20 2012
166 Azerbaijan 13.90 2011
167 North Macedonia 12.80 2011
168 Angola 12.50 2016
169 Central African Republic 12.10 2010
170 Bosnia and Herzegovina 12.00 2012
170 Benin 12.00 2018
172 Sudan 11.70 2014
173 Niger 10.50 2017
174 Equatorial Guinea 9.50 2011
175 The Gambia 8.10 2013
176 Guinea 7.80 2016
177 Dem. Rep. Congo 7.50 2014
178 Eritrea 7.00 2010
178 Croatia 7.00 1970
180 Chad 5.00 2015
181 Albania 3.70 2018
182 Somalia 1.10 2006

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual