Contraceptive prevalence, any 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, any form of contraception. It is usually measured for women ages 15-49 who are married or in union.

Source: UNICEF's State of the World's Children and Childinfo, United Nations Population Division's World Contraceptive Use, household surveys including Demographic and Health Surveys and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Norway 88.40 2005
2 Czech Republic 86.30 2008
3 Malta 85.80 1993
4 Finland 85.47 2015
5 Canada 85.00 2006
6 China 84.50 2017
7 Puerto Rico 84.10 2002
8 United Kingdom 84.00 2009
9 Argentina 81.30 2013
10 Colombia 81.00 2015
11 Nicaragua 80.40 2012
12 Germany 80.30 2011
13 Brazil 80.20 2013
14 Ecuador 80.10 2012
15 Slovak Republic 79.80 1997
16 Korea 79.60 2015
17 Uruguay 79.59 2015
18 Slovenia 78.90 1995
19 Thailand 78.40 2016
19 France 78.40 2011
21 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 78.20 2014
22 Costa Rica 77.80 2015
23 Iran 77.40 2010
24 Denmark 76.50 1992
25 Chile 76.26 2016
26 Greece 76.20 2001
27 United States 75.94 2016
28 Vietnam 75.70 2015
29 Peru 75.40 2017
30 Sweden 75.20 1996
31 New Zealand 75.00 1995
32 Venezuela 74.99 2010
33 Hong Kong SAR, China 74.80 2012
34 Portugal 73.90 2014
35 Cuba 73.70 2014
36 Turkey 73.50 2013
37 Ireland 73.26 2010
38 Honduras 73.20 2012
39 Netherlands 73.00 2013
40 Switzerland 72.90 2012
41 Jamaica 72.50 2008
42 Belarus 72.10 2017
43 El Salvador 72.00 2014
44 Spain 70.90 2016
45 Morocco 70.80 2018
46 Romania 69.80 2005
47 Dominican Republic 69.50 2014
48 Bulgaria 69.20 2007
49 Croatia 69.00 2000
50 Paraguay 68.40 2016
51 Israel 68.00 1988
51 Russia 68.00 2011
53 Latvia 67.80 1995
54 Australia 66.93 2016
55 Mexico 66.90 2015
56 Zimbabwe 66.80 2015
57 Belgium 66.75 2013
58 Bolivia 66.50 2016
59 Eswatini 66.10 2014
60 Austria 65.70 2013
61 Bhutan 65.60 2010
62 Ukraine 65.40 2012
63 Italy 65.10 2013
64 Uzbekistan 64.90 2006
65 Mauritius 63.80 2014
66 Estonia 63.40 2005
67 Lithuania 62.90 2006
68 Panama 62.80 2013
69 Tunisia 62.50 2012
70 Poland 62.30 2014
70 Bangladesh 62.30 2014
72 Singapore 62.00 1997
73 Bahrain 61.80 1995
74 Sri Lanka 61.70 2016
75 Hungary 61.60 2009
76 Cabo Verde 61.30 2005
77 Indonesia 61.00 2017
78 Guatemala 60.60 2015
79 Kenya 60.55 2017
80 Lesotho 60.20 2014
81 Moldova 59.50 2012
82 Barbados 59.20 2012
82 Malawi 59.20 2016
84 Egypt 58.50 2014
85 Serbia 58.40 2014
86 Armenia 57.10 2016
86 Algeria 57.10 2013
88 Cambodia 56.30 2014
89 Namibia 56.10 2013
90 St. Lucia 55.50 2012
91 Azerbaijan 54.90 2011
92 Kazakhstan 54.76 2018
93 South Africa 54.60 2016
93 Mongolia 54.60 2014
95 Lebanon 54.50 2009
96 Philippines 54.10 2017
96 Lao PDR 54.10 2017
98 Grenada 54.00 2006
98 St. Kitts and Nevis 54.00 2008
100 Syrian Arab Republic 53.90 2010
101 India 53.50 2016
102 Georgia 53.40 2010
103 Rwanda 53.20 2015
104 Antigua and Barbuda 53.00 1998
105 Botswana 52.80 2007
105 Iraq 52.80 2018
107 Nepal 52.60 2016
108 Myanmar 52.20 2016
108 Malaysia 52.20 2014
110 Kuwait 52.00 1999
111 Jordan 51.80 2018
112 Belize 51.40 2016
113 Turkmenistan 50.20 2015
114 Dominica 50.00 1998
115 Zambia 49.00 2014
115 Vanuatu 49.00 2013
117 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 48.00 2006
118 Madagascar 47.90 2017
119 Suriname 47.60 2010
120 Albania 46.00 2018
121 Bosnia and Herzegovina 45.80 2012
122 The Bahamas 44.60 2001
123 Fiji 44.30 2012
124 Kyrgyz Republic 42.00 2014
125 Uganda 41.80 2018
126 São Tomé and Principe 40.60 2014
127 Trinidad and Tobago 40.30 2011
128 North Macedonia 40.20 2011
129 Ethiopia 40.10 2018
130 Japan 39.80 2015
131 Tanzania 38.40 2016
132 Qatar 37.50 2012
133 Nauru 35.60 2007
134 Cameroon 34.40 2014
135 Haiti 34.30 2017
136 Pakistan 34.20 2018
137 Tonga 34.10 2012
138 Guyana 33.90 2014
139 Yemen 33.50 2013
140 Papua New Guinea 32.40 2007
141 Burkina Faso 31.67 2018
142 Liberia 31.20 2016
143 Gabon 31.10 2012
144 Ghana 30.80 2017
145 Tuvalu 30.50 2007
146 Congo 30.10 2015
147 Oman 29.70 2014
148 Solomon Islands 29.30 2015
148 Tajikistan 29.30 2017
150 Burundi 28.50 2017
151 Senegal 27.80 2017
152 Libya 27.70 2014
153 Nigeria 27.59 2018
154 United Arab Emirates 27.50 1995
155 Mozambique 27.10 2015
156 Samoa 26.90 2014
157 Timor-Leste 26.10 2016
158 Saudi Arabia 24.60 2016
159 Côte d'Ivoire 23.30 2018
159 Montenegro 23.30 2013
161 Sierra Leone 22.50 2017
161 Afghanistan 22.50 2015
163 Kiribati 22.30 2009
164 Palau 22.26 2010
165 Dem. Rep. Congo 20.40 2014
166 Togo 19.90 2014
167 Comoros 19.40 2012
168 Djibouti 19.00 2012
169 Mauritania 17.80 2015
170 Guinea-Bissau 16.00 2014
171 Mali 15.60 2015
172 Benin 15.50 2018
173 Central African Republic 15.20 2010
174 Somalia 14.60 2006
175 Angola 13.70 2016
176 Equatorial Guinea 12.60 2011
177 Sudan 12.20 2014
178 Niger 11.00 2017
179 The Gambia 9.00 2013
180 Guinea 8.70 2016
181 Eritrea 8.40 2010
182 Chad 5.70 2015

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Development Relevance: Reproductive health is a state of physical and mental well-being in relation to the reproductive system and its functions and processes. Means of achieving reproductive health include education and services during pregnancy and childbirth, safe and effective contraception, and prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Complications of pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death and disability among women of reproductive age in developing countries.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Contraceptive prevalence reflects all methods - ineffective traditional methods as well as highly effective modern methods. Contraceptive prevalence rates are obtained mainly from household surveys, including Demographic and Health Surveys, Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, and contraceptive prevalence surveys. Unmarried women are often excluded from such surveys, which may bias the estimates.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Contraceptive prevalence amongst women of reproductive age is an indicator of women's empowerment and is related to maternal health, HIV/AIDS, and gender equality.