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Contraceptive use among currently married women aged 15–49 (%), any method

Full name:
Contraceptive use among currently married women aged 15–49 (%), any method
Unit:
%
Type of measure:
Population-weighted country group average, Proportion
Visualizations:
Data source:
European Health for All database
Data source notes:
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes:
Contraceptive use among currently married women aged 15–49 (%), any method
Indicator code: E080140.T

Percentage of women of reproductive age (15-49) who are using (or whose partner is using) a contraceptive method at a particular point in time. Denominator is the number of women aged 15-49 who are in a marital or consensual union.

Contraceptive methods include female and male sterilisation, injectable and oral hormones, intrauterine devices, diaphragms, spermicides and condoms, natural family planning and lactational amenorrhoea where cited as a method.

Sources:

World contraceptive use 2010. United Nations, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (POP/DB/CP/Rev2010)