World Contraceptive Use

World Contraceptive Use 2020

Contraceptive prevalence and the unmet need for family planning are key indicators for measuring improvements in access to reproductive health as asserted in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development under 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". 

The data set, World Contraceptive Use 2020, includes country-specific survey-based observations of key family planning indicators, based on survey data available as of January 2020. This new data set was used to generate Family Planning Indicators 2020 providing national, regional and global estimates and projections of family planning indicators. 

Both datasets are used for the global monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals indicator 3.7.1. "Proportion of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods".