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Contraceptive Use Among Married Women Ages 15-49, by Method Mix Change

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Afghanistan, Albania, and 139 other locations

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All Methods, 2008, Percent

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Other Traditional Methods Condom Female Sterilization Injection IUD Male Sterilization Periodic Abstinence Pill Withdrawal Other Modern Methods
Afghanistan - 1 0.6% 0.7% 2.2% - 1 - 1 - 1 5.0% - 1 - 1
Albania - 1 2.1% 4.0% 0.4% 0.5% - 1 0.0% 1.0% 67.1% - 1
Algeria 2.0% 2.3% 1.1% - 1 2.3% - 1 4.1% 45.9% 3.3% 0.3%
Andorra - - - - - - - - - -
Angola 0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 1.4% 0.4% 0.0% 1.2% 2.2% 0.1% 0.5%
Antigua and Barbuda - - - - - - - - - -
Argentina - - - - - - - - - -
Armenia 2.1% 8.1% 0.6% - 1 9.4% - 1 3.8% 0.8% 27.7% 0.6%
Australia - 1 22.9% 8.6% 1.9% 1.2% 11.2% 3.3% 26.8% 6.6% 2.3%
Austria - 1 10.2% 2 4.1% 2,7 - 2,1 8.8% 2 4.1% 2,7 2.0% 2 40.1% 2 0.7% 2 1.4% 2
Azerbaijan - 1 3.2% 1.2% - 1 6.1% - 1 3.0% 1.0% 40.5% 0.4%
Bahamas - - - - - - - - - -
Bahrain 1.7% 4,2 9.6% 4,2 6.2% 4,2 0.0% 4,2 2.9% 4,2 - 4,2,1 3.2% 4,2 10.9% 4,2 26.3% 4,2 1.1% 4,2
Bangladesh 0.6% 4.5% 5.0% 7.0% 0.9% 0.7% 4.9% 28.5% 2.9% 0.7%
Barbados - - - - - - - - - -
Belarus 1.0% 17.5% 2.4% - 1 25.7% - 1 5.5% 10.4% 9.6% 0.5%
Belgium - - - - - - - - - -
Belize 3.3% 6.6% 18.0% 7.6% 1.5% - 1 3.5% 15.6% - 1 - 1
Benin 0.3% 1.1% 0.3% 1.8% 0.6% - 1 6.9% 1.5% 3.6% 0.7%
Bhutan - 1 1.2% 3.1% 5.9% 3.4% 13.6% - 1 3.4% - 1 0.0%
Bolivia 0.3% 3.9% 6.5% 8.0% 10.2% - 1 19.3% 3.6% 3.8% 2.7%
Bosnia-Herzegovina 0.3% 4.1% 0.1% - 1 3.6% - 1 2.7% 3.4% 21.4% 0.2%
Botswana 2.2% 15.5% 1.2% 8.1% 1.7% 0.2% 0.2% 14.3% - 1 1.0%
Brazil - 2,1 4.4% 2 40.1% 2 1.2% 2 1.1% 2 2.6% 2 3.0% 2 20.7% 2 3.1% 2 0.1% 2
Brunei - - - - - - - - - -
Bulgaria - 1 10.9% - 1 - 1 6.9% - 1 2.5% 7.0% 12.8% 0.8%
Burkina Faso 1.8% 2.1% 0.1% 2.5% 0.4% - 1 3.1% 2.2% 0.1% 1.3%
Burundi 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 4.7% 0.8% 0.1% 3.4% 3.9% - 1 2.2%
Cambodia 0.1% 2.9% 1.7% 7.9% 1.8% 0.1% 4.5% 11.0% 8.3% 1.9%
Cameroon 0.6% 7.6% 1.2% 1.4% 0.3% - 1 10.2% 1.6% 2.1% 0.9%
Canada - 3,1 15.0% 3 11.0% 3 1.0% 3 1.0% 3 22.0% 3 3.0% 3 21.0% 3 6.0% 3 1.0% 3
Cape Verde 0.1% 3.0% 12.8% 7.7% 4.3% 0.0% 4.9% 18.2% 2.0% 0.1%
Central African Republic 0.7% 3.5% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 6.8% 4.4% 0.4% 2.6%
Chad 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 0.5% 0.0% - 1 1.1% 0.5% 0.0% 0.1%
Channel Islands - - - - - - - - - -
Chile - - - - - - - - - -
China - 1 4.3% 33.0% 0.1% 39.6% 6.9% - 1 1.7% - 1 0.3%
Colombia 0.6% 7.1% 31.2% 5.8% 11.2% 1.8% 3.8% 9.7% 5.7% 1.4%
Comoros 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 8.5% 0.4% 0.0% 2.9% 8.3% 1.2% 2.3%
Congo 2.5% 8.9% 0.2% 1.0% 0.1% - 1 23.8% 2.3% 5.3% 0.1%
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 0.8% 3.4% 0.8% 0.4% 0.2% - 1 11.0% 1.0% 3.1% 0.1%
Costa Rica 0.2% 10.9% 21.4% 5.9% 6.9% 0.5% 6.0% 25.6% 1.8% 0.8%
Cote d'Ivoire 0.8% 1.0% 0.1% 1.1% 0.2% - 1 3.0% 5.5% - 1 1.3%
Croatia - - - - - - - - - -
Cuba 0.2% 10.6% 19.0% 0.9% 35.2% 0.0% 0.5% 5.5% 0.3% 0.4%
Curacao - - - - - - - - - -
Cyprus - - - - - - - - - -
Czech Republic - 1 12.7% 7.2% - 1 13.9% - 1 1.7% 23.2% 7.3% 0.7%
Denmark - - - - - - - - - -
Djibouti - 1 0.2% 0.3% 2.4% 0.4% - 1 - 1 13.2% - 1 0.6%
Dominica - - - - - - - - - -
Dominican Republic 0.1% 1.9% 47.4% 4.2% 2.1% 0.0% 1.3% 13.4% 1.5% 1.1%
Ecuador - 1 4.3% 24.2% 5.9% 10.1% - 1 7.5% 13.3% 5.7% 1.6%
Egypt 1.7% 1.0% 1.3% 7.0% 36.5% - 1 0.7% 9.9% 0.3% 0.8%
El Salvador - 1 2.9% 32.7% 18.3% 1.3% - 1 2.9% 5.8% 2.6% 0.9%
Equatorial Guinea - - - - - - - - - -
Eritrea - 1 0.6% 0.2% 2.6% 0.4% - 1 0.7% 1.4% 0.1% 2.1%
Estonia - - - - - - - - - -
Ethiopia - 1 0.2% 0.2% 9.9% 0.2% - 1 0.6% 3.1% 0.3% 0.4%
Federated States of Micronesia - - - - - - - - - -
Fiji - - - - - - - - - -
Finland - - - - - - - - - -
France - 6,1 7.4% 6 4.7% 6 - 6,1 17.3% 6 0.0% 6 1.3% 6 45.4% 6 2.3% 6 0.9% 6
French Guiana - - - - - - - - - -
French Polynesia - - - - - - - - - -
Gabon - 1 5.1% 1.0% 0.5% - 1 - 1 15.8% 4.8% 1.8% 1.9%
Gambia 0.5% 0.1% 0.1% 3.8% 0.8% - 1 0.1% 3.8% 0.2% 0.0%
Georgia - 1 8.7% 2.2% - 1 11.6% - 1 9.5% 3.2% 11.2% 0.9%
Germany - - - - - - - - - -
Ghana 0.3% 1.5% 0.4% 5.8% 0.3% - 1 2.1% 4.7% 0.2% 1.4%
Greece 0.0% 22.0% 5.8% 0.0% 3.6% - 1 2.4% 2.2% 25.3% 0.0%
Grenada - - - - - - - - - -
Guadeloupe - - - - - - - - - -
Guam - - - - - - - - - -
Guatemala 0.1% 2.3% 16.8% 9.0% 1.9% 1.0% 6.3% 3.4% 2.3% 0.3%
Guinea 2.4% 1.1% 0.2% 1.0% 0.1% - 1 1.0% 1.6% 0.0% 1.7%
Guinea-Bissau 0.4% 0.1% 0.3% 0.5% 2.3% 0.0% 2.5% 0.3% 0.3% 0.9%
Guyana 0.1% 6.1% 3.0% 3.8% 7.6% - 1 0.7% 12.2% 0.1% 0.9%
Haiti 0.6% 5.3% 2.1% 11.0% - 1 - 1 2.4% 3.3% 4.2% 3.0%
Honduras 0.1% 2.9% 21.2% 13.8% 6.6% 0.3% 3.0% 11.3% 5.8% 0.2%
Hong Kong, SAR - - - - - - - - - -
Hungary - - - - - - - - - -
Iceland - - - - - - - - - -
India 0.3% 5.2% 37.3% 0.1% 1.7% 1.0% 4.9% 3.1% 2.5% 0.0%
Indonesia 0.5% 0.9% 3.7% 27.8% 6.2% 0.4% 1.6% 13.2% 1.5% 4.4%
Iran - 1 5.9% 17.1% 2.8% 8.5% 2.7% - 1 18.4% - 1 0.5%
Iraq 0.5% 1.1% 2.6% 2.0% 12.2% 0.0% 2.1% 14.6% 7.5% 7.2%
Ireland - - - - - - - - - -
Israel - - - - - - - - - -
Italy - 1 13.7% 2 5.8% 2 - 2,1 5.5% 2 0.1% 2 3.6% 2 13.6% 2 17.5% 2 0.5% 2
Jamaica 0.5% 23.5% 11.8% 11.4% 1.2% 0.0% - 1 17.8% 2.5% 0.4%
Japan - 3,1 43.1% 3 3.0% 3 - 3,1 1.5% 3 0.6% 3 3.7% 3 0.8% 3 15.3% 3 6.1% 3
Jordan 0.1% 3.4% 2.9% 0.9% 23.6% - 1 5.2% 7.5% 9.3% 2.9%
Kazakhstan 0.5% 4.8% 0.5% 0.3% 36.2% 0.0% 0.5% 6.7% 0.4% 0.8%
Kenya 0.8% 1.2% 4.3% 14.3% 2.4% - 1 6.3% 7.5% 0.6% 1.7%
Kiribati 1.8% 0.4% 1.4% 14.3% 0.9% - 1 2.8% 6.5% 1.0% 6.3%
Korea, North - 1 5.8% 4.4% 0.0% 42.8% 0.8% - 1 3.7% - 1 0.9%
Korea, South - 1 15.1% 24.1% - 1 13.2% 12.7% - 1 1.8% - 1 - 1
Kosovo - - - - - - - - - -
Kuwait 0.1% 4,2 2.9% 4,2 2.1% 4,2 - 4,2,1 6.8% 4,2 - 4,2,1 4.3% 4,2 28.8% 4,2 3.4% 4,2 1.8% 4,2
Kyrgyzstan 0.8% 5.8% 0.9% 1.2% 32.0% - 1 0.7% 5.1% 0.5% 0.7%
Laos 0.3% 0.5% 4.7% 7.6% 3.0% 0.0% 2.2% 12.9% 0.7% 0.1%
Latvia 0.5% 2 9.6% 2 1.5% 2,7 0.1% 2 19.8% 2 1.5% 2,7 5.0% 2 8.0% 2 3.2% 2 0.3% 2
Lebanon - 1 4.3% 3.1% - 1 13.8% - 1 - 1 12.7% - 1 - 1
Lesotho 1.2% 4.8% 2.7% 14.7% 2.1% - 1 - 1 10.9% 0.9% - 1
Liberia - 1 1.6% 0.6% 4.1% 0.2% - 1 1.0% 3.8% 0.2% - 1
Libya 6.1% 2 0.9% 2 3.8% 2 0.1% 2 11.2% 2 - 2,1 11.1% 2 9.6% 2 2.4% 2 0.1% 2
Liechtenstein - - - - - - - - - -
Lithuania 0.8% 2 13.0% 2 - 2,1 0.2% 2 13.9% 2 - 2,1 9.3% 2 3.3% 2 6.0% 2 - 2,1
Luxembourg - - - - - - - - - -
Macao, SAR - - - - - - - - - -
Macedonia 2.2% 4.5% 0.7% - 1 0.4% - 1 0.5% 2.5% 0.7% 2.1%
Madagascar 0.1% 1.0% 1.1% 10.2% 0.6% 0.0% 8.2% 3.4% 0.5% 1.9%
Malawi 0.9% 1.6% 4.9% 29.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.6% 2.4% 0.9% 1.0%
Malaysia - - - - - - - - - -
Maldives - 1 9.0% 7.0% 3.0% 2.0% 0.6% - 1 13.0% - 1 0.2%
Mali 0.5% 0.3% 0.3% 2.1% 0.2% - 1 0.6% 2.8% 0.0% 1.3%
Malta - - - - - - - - - -
Marshall Islands - - - - - - - - - -
Martinique - - - - - - - - - -
Mauritania - 1 0.8% - 1 0.9% 0.8% - 1 0.3% 2.6% 2.2% 0.4%
Mauritius - 1 9.1% 8.9% 3.1% 1.3% 0.1% 8.1% 15.8% 27.1% 2.4%
Mayotte - - - - - - - - - -
Mexico - 1 3.8% 30.6% 3.2% 14.2% 1.2% - 1 6.9% - 1 0.2%
Moldova 0.9% 7.4% 4.7% - 1 25.2% 0.0% 3.5% 3.6% 19.6% 3.0%
Monaco - - - - - - - - - -
Mongolia 0.2% 5.3% 2.4% 11.1% 28.9% 0.1% 4.7% 11.5% 0.1% 1.8%
Montenegro 0.3% 4.3% 0.1% - 1 9.7% - 1 3.9% 2.4% 17.7% 0.8%
Morocco 0.1% 1.5% 2.7% 2.1% 5.4% - 1 3.8% 40.1% 4.4% 2.9%
Mozambique 1.4% 1.1% 0.9% 4.8% 0.1% - 1 3.1% 4.9% 0.2% - 1
Myanmar - 1 0.3% 4.7% 14.9% 1.8% 1.3% - 1 8.6% - 1 1.2%
Namibia 0.9% 5.2% 8.5% 18.7% 1.2% 0.8% 0.2% 8.2% 0.1% 0.1%
Nauru - - - - - - - - - -
Nepal 0.0% 4.8% 18.0% 10.1% 0.7% 6.3% 1.2% 3.5% 2.6% 0.8%
Netherlands - - - - - - - - - -
New Caledonia - - - - - - - - - -
New Zealand - 1 11.3% 2 14.4% 2 1.8% 2 3.3% 2 19.3% 2 1.6% 2 20.5% 2 1.0% 0.8% 2
Nicaragua - 1 3.3% 25.3% 14.3% 6.4% 0.5% 1.5% 14.6% 1.0% 1.8%
Niger 6.2% 0.0% 0.3% 1.5% 0.1% - 1 - 1 3.0% - 1 - 1
Nigeria 1.0% 1.9% 0.2% 2.0% 0.7% - 1 2.1% 1.8% 1.3% 1.5%
Norway - - - - - - - - - -
Oman 2.3% 4,2 1.5% 4,2 4.5% 4,2 3.8% 4,2 2.2% 4,2 - 4,2,1 1.0% 4,2 6.1% 4,2 2.3% 4,2 0.0% 4,2
Pakistan 0.2% 6.8% 8.2% 2.3% 2.3% 0.1% 3.6% 2.1% 4.1% 0.1%
Palau - - - - - - - - - -
Palestinian Territory - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 24.8% - 1 - 1 7.0% - 1 - 1
Panama - - - - - - - - - -
Papua New Guinea 2.8% 2 0.5% 2 7.6% 2 6.8% 2 0.1% 2 0.2% 2 2.9% 2 4.4% 2 0.6% 2 0.0% 2
Paraguay - 1 11.9% 11.5% 10.4% 11.5% 0.1% 6.7% 15.0% 4.5% 1.2%
Peru - 1 8.4% 10.3% 14.6% 5.6% 0.4% 18.1% 7.1% 4.1% 1.1%
Philippines 0.5% 1.6% 10.4% 2.8% 4.1% 0.1% 7.0% 16.6% 7.3% 0.3%
Poland - - - - - - - - - -
Portugal - - - - - - - - - -
Puerto Rico - 1 6.4% 2 45.2% 2 1.2% 2 1.0% 2 3.5% 2 6.2% 2 9.7% 2 3.9% 2 0.5% 2
Qatar 1.8% 4 2.9% 4 4.1% 4 - 4,1 9.0% 4 - 4,1 2.3% 4 15.8% 4 6.8% 4 0.5% 4
Reunion - - - - - - - - - -
Romania - 1 12.1% 2.8% - 1 6.7% - 1 6.6% 14.1% 25.5% 2.5%
Russia - - - - - - - - - -
Rwanda - 1 0.9% 0.5% 4.7% - 1 - 1 4.2% 2.4% 3.0% 1.7%
Samoa 0.3% 0.9% 2.1% 12.4% 0.2% 0.1% 0.5% 5.0% 0.4% - 1
San Marino - - - - - - - - - -
Sao Tome and Principe 0.7% 0.1% 0.4% 8.5% 1.4% 0.1% 0.6% 16.7% 0.1% 0.9%
Saudi Arabia 1.3% 2 0.9% 2 1.0% 2 0.2% 2 6.6% 2 - 2,1 1.2% 2 19.6% 2 0.8% 2 0.2% 2
Senegal 0.8% 1.5% 0.5% 3.2% 0.5% - 1 0.6% 3.6% 0.1% 1.0%
Serbia 0.2% 8.4% 0.2% 0.0% 6.0% 0.0% 8.0% 3.4% 14.0% 0.9%
Seychelles - - - - - - - - - -
Sierra Leone 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 1.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 2.5% 0.0% 0.7%
Singapore - - - - - - - - - -
Slovakia - - - - - - - - - -
Slovenia - - - - - - - - - -
Solomon Islands - - - - - - - - - -
Somalia - 1 0.0% - 1 0.2% 0.1% - 1 0.4% 0.8% 0.3% 12.8%
South Africa 0.0% 4.7% 14.4% 28.4% 1.0% 0.7% 0.0% 11.1% 0.0% 0.0%
South Sudan - - - - - - - - - -
Spain 2.3% 3 28.4% 3 10.5% 3 0.1% 3 6.4% 3 9.6% 3 0.8% 3 12.3% 3 6.5% 3 0.8% 3
Sri Lanka 1.5% 3.7% 23.1% 10.8% 5.1% - 1 11.9% 6.7% 7.1% 0.1%
St. Kitts-Nevis - - - - - - - - - -
St. Lucia - - - - - - - - - -
St. Vincent & the Grenadines - - - - - - - - - -
Sudan - - - - - - - - - -
Suriname 0.4% 2.5% 9.3% 2.6% 1.7% 0.1% 0.5% 24.5% 0.4% 0.1%
Swaziland 0.4% 12.2% 5.8% 17.2% 1.4% 0.2% 0.3% 9.9% 2.2% 1.0%
Sweden - - - - - - - - - -
Switzerland - 1 14.2% 2 13.8% 2 0.3% 2 6.0% 2 8.3% 2 2.3% 2 34.0% 2 2.2% 2 0.9% 2
Syria 0.8% 1.6% 1.2% 0.9% 25.7% - 1 9.2% 12.9% 1.7% 4.2%
Taiwan - - - - - - - - - -
Tajikistan 0.1% 1.4% 0.4% 2.4% 26.3% 0.4% 0.3% 2.1% 1.4% 3.1%
Tanzania 1.3% 2.0% 2.6% 8.3% 0.2% - 1 2.0% 5.9% 3.0% 1.0%
Thailand 0.2% 1.4% 24.5% 10.4% 1.2% 1.0% 0.6% 30.9% 0.4% 0.7%
Timor-Leste 0.1% 0.0% 0.6% 5.5% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1% 0.8% 0.0% 1.6%
Togo - 1 3.8% 0.3% 3.3% 0.4% 0.0% 4.9% 2.0% 0.3% 1.7%
Tonga - - - - - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 3.0% 11.7% 7.2% 0.9% 2.2% 0.2% 0.8% 10.2% 1.1% 1.0%
Tunisia 0.5% 1.6% 10.5% 1.7% 27.6% - 1 7.4% 10.9% 1.7% 0.8%
Turkey 0.4% 10.8% 5.7% 0.4% 20.2% 0.1% 1.1% 4.7% 26.4% 1.2%
Turkmenistan 1.3% 2.0% 1.8% 1.0% 39.0% - 1 2.1% 1.2% 5.3% 7.9%
Tuvalu - - - - - - - - - -
Uganda 0.9% 1.7% 2.4% 10.2% 0.2% 0.1% 2.8% 2.9% 2.1% 0.3%
Ukraine - 1 13.5% 1.4% - 1 18.6% - 1 10.4% 3.0% 19.5% 1.1%
United Arab Emirates 0.9% 4,2 2.0% 4,2 4.2% 4,2 1.5% 4,2 3.7% 4,2 - 4,2,1 1.6% 4,2 11.9% 4,2 1.4% 4,2 0.3% 4,2
United Kingdom 0.0% 5 18.0% 5 13.0% 5 3.0% 5 6.0% 5 17.0% 5 1.0% 5 22.0% 5 4.0% 5 2.0% 5
United States - 1 12.0% 21.7% 2.2% 1.9% 11.2% 1.3% 17.2% 3.0% 2.3%
Uruguay - - - - - - - - - -
Uzbekistan 0.2% 2.1% 2.1% 2.7% 49.7% 0.1% 1.7% 2.3% 1.1% 2.9%
Vanuatu - - - - - - - - - -
Venezuela - - - - - - - - - -
Vietnam 0.1% 7.6% 5.8% 1.2% 35.9% 0.5% 10.2% 9.0% 4.4% 1.0%
Western Sahara - - - - - - - - - -
Yemen 5.9% 0.4% 1.7% 1.3% 3.4% 0.1% 1.7% 6.3% 2.1% 0.1%
Zambia 2.7% 3.8% 2.0% 4.5% 0.1% - 1 1.1% 11.9% 5.1% 3.1%
Zimbabwe 0.4% 1.4% 2.0% 9.9% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 43.0% 1.2% 1.7%

Source: PRB Family Planning Worldwide 2008

Footnotes:

  • 1: (-) Data unavailable, inapplicable, or not collected.
  • 2: Data refer to 1995 and 1996.
  • 3: Some women reported using more than one method.
  • 4: Country nationals only.
  • 5: Excluding Northern Ireland.
  • 6: Data on contraceptive prevalence refers to all women, ages 20–44.
  • 7: Data is for both male and female sterilization.

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