Key Contraceptive Indicators
Percentage of women who are practicing, or whose sexual partners are practicing, any form of contraception. It is usually measured for women aged 15-49 years who are married or in union. Based on: United Nations Children's Fund.
Sales of contraceptives in defined daily dosis (DDD). The latter consists of the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults. Based on: World Health Organization.
Number of women (married or in-union, aged 15-49 years) who are fecund and sexually active but are not using any method of contraception, and report not wanting any more children or wanting to delay the next child. The concept of unmet need points the gap between women's reproductive intentions and their contraceptive behaviour. Based on: World Health Organization.