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What does it mean ?
Full Name:Current contraceptive use among married women 15-49 years old, any method
Full Unit:Percentage (%)
Year-range of Data:2002 - 2014
Source:Millennium Development Goals Indicators
Link :http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Data.aspx
Date Source Published:9th July 2015
Date Source Accessed:12th May 2016

The following countries had no data:
SADR, Seychelles

Alternative Data Sources

Contraceptive Prevalence

What does it mean ?

The percentage of women aged 15-49 (of reproductive age) in marital or consensual unions who are using, or whose sexual partner is using, a modern or traditional method of contraception. Modern methods include female and male sterilization, IUDs, hormonal methods such as the pill or implant, condoms, vaginal barrier methods, and emergency contraception. Traditional methods include rhythm (periodic abstinence) withdrawal, abstinence and lactational amenorrhoea which is the temporary period of postnatal infertility that occurs when a women is exclusively breastfeeding and not menstruating.

Why does it matter ?

Women who use contraception are better able to control the size and spacing of the children that they bear. Contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) is an indicator of health, population, development, and women’s empowerment.

How is it collected ?

A national survey was undertaken in each country from a representative sample of households during which married women and women in unions were asked if they are using a traditional or modern method of contraception. This indicator represents the percentage of women that are using any method of contraception.

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Summary Definition, Methodology for Collection and Calculation

Alternative Data Sources

The data for each indicator on African Health Stats (AHS) are published by the UN agency, or UN inter-agency group, which holds responsibility for global monitoring of the indicator. This varies by indicator. Please refer to ‘Data Source’. AHS uses data from these sources because such data are internationally comparable and it is the mandate of those agencies to prepare such data and monitor progress internationally. In some cases the UN agency has made adjustments to the data in order to make national data internationally comparable, for example they may adjust national estimates to account for differences in survey design, the extent of potential underreporting, and the definition of what is being measured (eg. maternal deaths). This means that at times there may be discrepancies between national and international estimates. Individual countries may prefer to instead rely on national figures for national monitoring. For uniformity, AHS uses only international estimates of the UN agencies in data visualisations.

In 2014, the following countries communicated that they use alternative figures to monitor the indicator Contraceptive Prevalence instead of the figures that appear in AHS data visualisations. The most recent alternative figure supplied by these countries in 2014, by source are: Burundi 2011 23 (no source); Guinea 2012 7 (no source); Ethiopia 2014 41.8 (no source); Malawi 2014 58.6 (no source); Togo 2013 20.0 MICS; Zimbabwe 2014 66.4 (no source).

Collection Summary

A national survey was undertaken in each country from a representative sample of households during which married women and women in unions were asked if they are using a traditional or modern method of contraception. This indicator represents the percentage of women that are using any method of contraception.

For further information, visit: http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Metadata.aspx

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