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 Argentina 78.20 2013
6 Czech Republic 77.60 2008
7 France 77.30 2011
8 Brazil 77.10 2007
9 Thailand 76.90 2012
10 Nicaragua 76.50 2012
11 Finland 75.40 1990
12 Uruguay 74.80 2004
13 Costa Rica 74.70 2011
14 Colombia 72.90 2010
15 New Zealand 72.30 1995
16 Cuba 72.20 2014
16 Puerto Rico 72.20 2002
18 Denmark 72.00 1988
18 Canada 72.00 2002
20 Hong Kong SAR, China 71.90 2012
21 Ecuador 71.70 2012
22 Hungary 71.30 1993
23 Paraguay 70.70 2008
24 United States 70.10 2013
24 Korea 70.10 2009
26 Netherlands 70.00 2013
27 Switzerland 69.20 2012
28 Belgium 69.10 2010
29 Mexico 68.40 2014
29 Jamaica 68.40 2009
31 Dominican Republic 68.00 2014
31 El Salvador 68.00 2014
33 Zimbabwe 65.80 2015
34 Slovak Republic 65.60 1997
35 Swaziland 65.50 2014
36 Bhutan 65.40 2010
37 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 65.30 2010
38 Sweden 64.80 1996
39 Australia 64.30 2012
40 Chile 64.20 2006
41 Honduras 63.80 2012
42 Slovenia 63.20 1995
43 Kenya 63.10 2015
44 Austria 63.00 2013
45 Spain 62.30 2006
46 Uzbekistan 61.90 2006
47 Venezuela 61.70 1998
48 Germany 61.60 2005
49 Ireland 61.40 2005
50 The Bahamas 60.10 1988
50 Panama 60.10 2013
52 South Africa 59.80 2004
52 Lesotho 59.80 2014
54 Indonesia 59.50 2015
55 Morocco 58.60 2011
56 Malawi 58.10 2016
57 Estonia 57.90 2005
58 Cabo Verde 57.10 2005
59 Iran 57.00 2011
59 Vietnam 57.00 2014
61 Egypt 56.90 2014
62 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 55.90 1988
63 Latvia 55.50 1995
64 Barbados 55.40 2012
65 Namibia 55.30 2013
66 Russia 55.00 2011
66 Singapore 55.00 1997
68 Bangladesh 54.10 2014
69 Sri Lanka 52.50 2007
69 St. Lucia 52.50 2012
71 Peru 52.20 2014
72 Grenada 52.10 1990
73 Belarus 52.00 2012
73 Belize 52.00 2011
75 Israel 51.90 1988
76 Botswana 51.20 2008
77 Tunisia 50.90 2012
78 Antigua and Barbuda 50.60 1988
79 Romania 50.50 2005
80 Lithuania 50.40 2006
81 Kazakhstan 49.80 2011
82 Algeria 49.50 2013
83 Guatemala 48.90 2015
84 Mongolia 48.20 2013
85 India 48.10 2008
86 Dominica 47.90 1987
87 Ukraine 47.80 2012
88 Rwanda 47.50 2015
89 Turkey 47.40 2013
90 Suriname 47.20 2010
91 Nepal 47.10 2014
92 Turkmenistan 46.90 2006
93 Lebanon 46.80 2009
94 Malta 46.00 1993
95 Greece 45.90 2001
96 Myanmar 45.80 2010
97 Zambia 44.80 2014
98 Japan 44.40 2005
99 Lao PDR 42.70 2012
100 Jordan 42.30 2012
101 Moldova 41.70 2012
102 Italy 40.60 1996
103 Bulgaria 40.10 2007
104 Kyrgyz Republic 40.00 2014
105 Kuwait 39.30 1999
106 Cambodia 38.80 2014
107 Trinidad and Tobago 38.10 2006
108 Philippines 37.60 2013
109 Syrian Arab Republic 37.50 2010
110 São Tomé and Principe 37.40 2014
111 Vanuatu 37.10 2013
112 St. Kitts and Nevis 37.00 1984
113 Iraq 35.90 2011
113 Ethiopia 35.90 2015
115 Fiji 35.10 1974
116 Georgia 34.70 2010
117 Bolivia 34.60 2008
118 Qatar 34.40 2012
119 Malaysia 34.30 2014
120 Guyana 32.50 2014
121 Tanzania 32.00 2016
122 Haiti 31.30 2012
123 Mauritius 31.10 2014
124 Bahrain 30.60 1995
125 Burundi 30.00 2012
126 Palau 29.70 2003
127 Uganda 29.50 2015
128 Madagascar 29.20 2009
128 Yemen 29.20 2013
130 Ghana 28.60 2015
131 Saudi Arabia 28.50 1996
132 Tonga 28.40 2012
133 Poland 28.00 1991
134 Solomon Islands 27.40 2007
135 Armenia 27.20 2010
136 Pakistan 26.10 2013
137 Tajikistan 25.80 2012
138 Nauru 25.10 2007
139 Samoa 24.30 2014
139 Papua New Guinea 24.30 2007
141 United Arab Emirates 23.60 1995
142 Tuvalu 22.40 2007
143 Senegal 21.20 2015
144 Timor-Leste 21.10 2010
145 Cameroon 21.00 2014
146 Libya 20.40 2007
147 Burkina Faso 20.00 2015
148 Afghanistan 19.80 2015
149 Gabon 19.40 2012
150 Liberia 19.10 2013
151 Oman 18.80 2014
152 Congo 18.50 2015
153 Serbia 18.40 2014
154 Kiribati 18.00 2009
154 Djibouti 18.00 2012
156 Togo 17.30 2014
157 Sierra Leone 15.60 2013
158 Montenegro 15.40 2013
159 Guinea-Bissau 14.40 2014
160 Azerbaijan 14.30 2006
161 Comoros 14.20 2012
162 Somalia 14.00 2006
163 Macedonia 12.80 2011
164 Côte d'Ivoire 12.50 2012
164 Benin 12.50 2014
166 Niger 12.20 2012
167 Central African Republic 12.10 2011
168 Bosnia and Herzegovina 12.00 2012
169 Sudan 11.70 2014
170 Mozambique 11.30 2011
171 Albania 10.60 2009
172 Mauritania 10.10 2011
173 Mali 9.90 2013
174 Nigeria 9.80 2013
175 Equatorial Guinea 9.50 2011
176 The Gambia 8.10 2013
177 Dem. Rep. Congo 7.80 2014
178 Eritrea 7.00 2010
178 Croatia 7.00 1970
180 Chad 5.00 2015
181 Angola 4.80 2001
182 Guinea 4.60 2012

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual