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

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Afghanistan, Albania, and 208 other locations

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Afghanistan 21% 20%
Albania 69% 10%
Algeria 56% 48%
Andorra - 2 - 2
Angola 18% 12%
Antigua and Barbuda - 2 - 2
Argentina 55% 53%
Armenia 55% 26%
Australia 72% 1 68% 1
Austria 70% 1 68% 1
Azerbaijan 51% 1 13% 1
Bahamas - 2 - 2
Bahrain 62% 1 31% 1
Bangladesh 62% 54%
Barbados 59% 55%
Belarus 63% 51%
Belgium 70% 69%
Belize 55% 52%
Benin 18% 13%
Bhutan 66% 65%
Bolivia 61% 34%
Bosnia-Herzegovina 46% 12%
Botswana 53% 1 51% 1
Brazil 80% 77%
Brunei - 2 - 2
Bulgaria 69% 1 40% 1
Burkina Faso 18% 18%
Burundi 22% 18%
Cambodia 56% 39%
Cameroon 23% 14%
Canada 74% 1 72% 1
Cape Verde 61% 1 57% 1
Central African Republic 15% 9%
Chad 5% 2%
Channel Islands - 2 - 2
Chile 61% 1 - 2
China 85% 1 84% 1
Colombia 79% 73%
Comoros 19% 14%
Congo 45% 20%
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 20% 8%
Costa Rica 76% 75%
Cote d'Ivoire 18% 13%
Croatia - 2 - 2
Cuba 74% 72%
Curacao - 2 - 2
Cyprus - 2 - 2
Czech Republic 86% 1 78% 1
Denmark - 2 - 2
Djibouti 19% 18%
Dominica - 2 - 2
Dominican Republic 70% 68%
Ecuador 73% 1 59% 1
Egypt 59% 57%
El Salvador 72% 68%
Equatorial Guinea 13% 10%
Eritrea 8% 7%
Estonia 63% 1 58% 1
Ethiopia 42% 40%
Federated States of Micronesia - 2 70% 1
Fiji 29% - 2
Finland 77% 1 75% 1
France 76% 1 74% 1
French Guiana - 2 - 2
French Polynesia - 2 - 2
Gabon 31% 19%
Gambia 9% 8%
Georgia 53% 35%
Germany 66% 1 62% 1
Ghana 27% 22%
Greece 76% 1 46% 1
Grenada - 2 - 2
Guadeloupe - 2 - 2
Guam 67% 1 58% 1
Guatemala 54% 44%
Guinea 6% 5%
Guinea-Bissau 16% 14%
Guyana 34% 33%
Haiti 35% 31%
Honduras 73% 64%
Hong Kong, SAR 80% 1 75% 1
Hungary 81% 1 71% 1
Iceland - 2 - 2
India 54% 1 47% 1
Indonesia 62% 58%
Iran 82% 60%
Iraq 53% 33%
Ireland 65% 1 61% 1
Israel - 2 - 2
Italy 63% 1 41% 1
Jamaica 73% 1 68% 1
Japan 54% 1 44% 1
Jordan 61% 42%
Kazakhstan 51% 50%
Kenya 58% 53%
Kiribati 22% 18%
Korea, North 71% 65%
Korea, South 80% 70%
Kosovo 66% 14%
Kuwait 52% 1 39% 1
Kyrgyzstan 42% 40%
Laos 50% 42%
Latvia 68% 1 56% 1
Lebanon 58% 1 34% 1
Lesotho 60% 60%
Liberia 20% 19%
Libya 42% 1 20% 1
Liechtenstein - 2 - 2
Lithuania 63% 1 50% 1
Luxembourg - 2 - 2
Macao, SAR - 2 - 2
Macedonia 40% 27%
Madagascar 40% 33%
Malawi 59% 57%
Malaysia 49% 1 32% 1
Maldives 35% 1 27% 1
Mali 10% 10%
Malta 86% 1 46% 1
Marshall Islands 45% 1 42% 1
Martinique - 2 - 2
Mauritania 11% 10%
Mauritius 76% 1 39% 1
Mayotte - 2 - 2
Mexico 73% 66%
Moldova 60% 42%
Monaco - 2 - 2
Mongolia 55% 50%
Montenegro 23% 15%
Morocco 67% 57%
Mozambique 12% 11%
Myanmar 46% 46%
Namibia 56% 55%
Nauru 36% 1 23% 1
Nepal 50% 47%
Netherlands 69% 1 67% 1
Netherlands Antilles - -
New Caledonia - 2 - 2
New Zealand 75% 1 72% 1
Nicaragua 80% 77%
Niger 14% 12%
Nigeria 15% 10%
Norway 88% 1 82% 1
Oman 24% 15%
Pakistan 35% 26%
Palau 33% 1 30% 1
Palestinian Territory 57% 44%
Panama 63% 60%
Papua New Guinea 32% 1 24% 1
Paraguay 79% 1 70% 1
Peru 75% 52%
Philippines 55% 38%
Poland - 2 - 2
Portugal 87% 1 83% 1
Puerto Rico 84% 1 72% 1
Qatar 38% 34%
Reunion 67% 1 64% 1
Romania 70% 1 51% 1
Russia 68% 55%
Rwanda 53% 48%
Samoa 29% 27%
San Marino - 2 - 2
Sao Tome and Principe 38% 33%
Saudi Arabia 24% - 2
Senegal 22% 20%
Serbia 58% 18%
Seychelles - 2 - 2
Sierra Leone 17% 16%
Singapore 62% 1 55% 1
Slovakia 80% 1 66% 1
Slovenia 79% 1 63% 1
Solomon Islands 35% 1 27% 1
Somalia 15% 1 1% 1
South Africa 60% 1 60% 1
South Sudan 4% 1%
Spain 66% 1 62% 1
Sri Lanka 68% 1 53% 1
St. Kitts-Nevis - 2 - 2
St. Lucia 56% 52%
St. Vincent & the Grenadines - 2 - 2
Sudan 12% 12%
Suriname 48% 47%
Swaziland 66% 66%
Sweden 75% 1 65% 1
Switzerland 82% 1 78% 1
Syria 54% 38%
Taiwan 71% 1 - 2
Tajikistan 28% 26%
Tanzania 34% 26%
Thailand 79% 77%
Timor-Leste 22% 21%
Togo 20% 17%
Tonga 34% 28%
Trinidad and Tobago 43% 1 38% 1
Tunisia 63% 50%
Turkey 74% 1 47% 1
Turkmenistan 48% 1 46% 1
Tuvalu 31% 1 22% 1
Uganda 27% 26%
Ukraine 68% 61%
United Arab Emirates 28% 1 24% 1
United Kingdom 84% 1 84% 1
United States 62% 58%
Uruguay 77% 1 75% 1
Uzbekistan 65% 1 59% 1
Vanuatu 49% 36%
Venezuela 70% 1 62% 1
Vietnam 76% 57%
Western Sahara - 2 - 2
Yemen 34% 29%
Zambia 49% 45%
Zimbabwe 67% 67%

Source: PRB 2015 World Population Data Sheet.

Notes: Data are for 2015 or the most recent year for which data are available.

Footnotes:

  • 1: Data prior to 2009.
  • 2: (-) Data unavailable, inapplicable, or not collected.

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