World Contraceptive Use 2012

Contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning are key indicators for measuring improvements in access to reproductive health. World Contraceptive Use 2012 provides a comparable and up-to-date global set of survey-based data on contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning and also presents model-based estimates and short-term projections of contraceptive prevalence, unmet need for family planning, total demand for family planning and percentage of demand for family planning that is satisfied.

  • 934 surveys
  • 194 countries or areas
  • detailed list of contraceptive methods
  • detailed characteristics of surveyed population
  • surveys available as of July 2012
  • annual series of estimates
  • 194 countries or areas
  • geographical and development aggregates
  • median estimate with 80% and 95% uncertainty intervals
  • model results as of July 2012


Suggested citation: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2012). World Contraceptive Use 2012 (POP/DB/CP/Rev2012).