Trends in Contraceptive Use Worldwide 2015

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Comprehensive and timely estimates on global trends in family planning are critical for assessing current and future contraceptive demand and setting policy priorities to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and the realization of reproductive rights. This report presents a concise, descriptive analysis of levels and trends in key family planning indicators from Model-based Estimates and Projections of Family Planning Indicators 2015 and the data set World Contraceptive Use 2015, representing 195 countries or areas. The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat provides regular updates of the estimates and projections of family planning indicators as part of its contribution to global monitoring of progress on internationally-agreed targets to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health.




The estimates and projections for different family planning indicators presented in this report are publicly available and represent indicators for the time period 1970 to 2030 with respect to women of reproductive age (15 to 49 years) who are married or in a union (United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, 2015a). The annual estimates and projections are for 195 countries or areas as well as for aggregate geographic groups (i.e., regions and major areas) and are intended to be comparable across place and time.


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