Three new data outputs on Fertility and Family Planning
The Fertility and Family Planning Section of the United Nations Population Division has published three key datasets.
World Contraceptive Use 2018 (http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/dataset/contraception/wcu2018.shtml) provides a comparable and up-to-date data set of family planning indicators for women of reproductive age (from 15-49 years) who are married or in a union. Data pertain to 195 countries or areas of the world for the period from 1950 to 2017.
Estimates and Projections of Family Planning Indicators 2018 (http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/theme/family-planning/cp_model.shtml) contains a systematic and comprehensive set of annual, model-based estimates and projections for a collection of family planning indicators for married or in-union women, and covers the period from 1970-2030. Estimates based on medians as well as 80 per cent uncertainty intervals and 95 per cent uncertainty intervals are provided for 185 countries or areas.
Estimates and Projections of Women of Reproductive Age Who Are Married or in a Union: 2018 Revision (http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/theme/marriage-unions/marriage_estimates.shtml) are provided for 201 countries or areas. In this revision, the methodology was revised, assuming a slower convergence of the countries to the model age pattern of reference. These data sets form the basis for global monitoring of SDG indicator 3.7.1.
These data sets form the basis for global monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals indicator 3.7.1. “Proportion of women who have their need for family planning satisfied by modern methods” under target 3.7. “to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including family planning, by 2030” in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
These outputs were produced by (in alphabetical order) Aisha Dasgupta, Helena Cruz Castanheira, Vladimira Kantorova, Stephen Kisambira, Kyaw Kyaw Lay, Philipp Ueffing, and Mark Wheldon.