World Family Planning – 2017 Highlights

This publication presents new evidence on trends in contraceptive use and demand for family planning at the global, regional and country levels for married or in-union women. The estimates and projections for family planning indicators presented here are available from 1970 to 2030 for women of reproductive age (15 to 49 years) who are married or in a union for 185 countries or areas as well as for aggregate geographic groups (i.e., regions and subregions). These estimates and projections are intended to be comparable across place and time and the survey data underlying these model-based estimates and projections are publicly available as a comprehensive data set of 1,150 survey-based observations for 195 countries or areas.