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What does it mean ?
Full Name:Proportion of women of reproductive (aged 15 to 49) who are married or in a union (sexually active) and have their need for family planning satisfied with modern contraception
Full Unit: Percentage, %
Year-range of Data:2017
Source:United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division
Link to Source:http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/theme/family-planning/cp_model.shtml
Date Source Published:February 2018
Date Source Accessed:25th April 2019

The following countries had no data:
SADR, Seychelles

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Demand satisfied for modern contraception

What does it mean ?

Demand satisfied for modern contraception is the proportion of married or in a union (sexually active) girls and women aged 15 to 49 who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods. Total demand for family planning is the sum of the number of women aged 15 to 49 who are married or in a union and are currently using, or whose sexual partner is currently using, at least one method of contraception, and the unmet need for family planning.

Why does it matter ?

This indicator is useful in understanding the level of coverage for family planning programmes and services. Access to and the effective use of modern methods of contraception as well as appropriate information and education on family planning, enables women and their partners to fulfil their rights to plan if and when they want to have children. Satisfying the demand for modern contraception contributes to the prevention of unintended pregnancies and to improvements in maternal and child health. Satisfying the demand for modern contraception globally forms part of Sustainable Development Goal 3 Health and Wellbeing Target 3.7: By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes. It also is part of the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030) under Thrive: Ensure health and wellbeing.

How is it collected ?

The preferred sources of data for calculating the percentage of girls and women aged 15 to 49 who are married or in a union and who have their demand satisfied for modern contraception are household surveys that are representative of the national population. These surveys include a number of questions to measure modern contraceptive prevalence rate and demand for family planning. The data are collected every three to five years.

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More about indicator and sources

The indicators presented in World Contraceptive Use 2018 have been estimated using data from nationally-representative household surveys. Much of the information was obtained from multi-country survey programmes that routinely collect the necessary data, including the Contraceptive Prevalence Surveys (CPS), the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), the Fertility and Family Surveys (FFS), the Reproductive Health Surveys (RHS), the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 surveys (PMA), and the World Fertility Surveys (WFS). Additional information was provided by other international survey programmes and national surveys. In some cases, published survey data are adjusted by the United Nations Population Division to improve comparability.

For more information on the methodology and to access the data, visit: https://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/dataset/contraception/wcu2018.asp

More information on calculations

The data produced by the UN Population Division are model-based estimates and projections of family planning indicators for the period from 1970 to 2030. A Bayesian hierarchical model combined with country-specific time trends was used to generate the estimates, projections and uncertainty assessments.

To access the details on the estimates, visit the website: https://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/theme/family-planning/cp_model.asp

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