Trends in contraceptive need and use in developing countries in 2003, 2008, and 2012: an analysis of national surveys

  title={Trends in contraceptive need and use in developing countries in 2003, 2008, and 2012: an analysis of national surveys},
  author={Jacqueline E. Darroch and Susheela Singh},
  journal={The Lancet},

Temporal Trends and Predictors of Modern Contraceptive Use in Lusaka, Zambia, 2004–2011

Pre prevalence of modern contraceptive use, including long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), among female heads of household aged 16–50 years is described and predictors of LARC versus short-term contraceptive use among women using modern methods are identified.

Trends in Male Contraceptive Use in Ghana: An Analysis of Self-Reported Contraceptive Use from GDHS 2003, 2008 and 2014

There has been a significant decrease in contraceptive use by Ghanaian men between 2003 and 2014, and the male condom appears to have declined over the last three demographic surveys despite an increase in the proportion of sexually active males.

Trends in contraceptive practices among women in reproductive age at a health facility in Ghana: 2011–2013

Some contraceptive methods have been consistently under-utilised by women in the catchment area and needed to be promoted to improve upon the contraceptive use rate.

Contraception coverage and methods used among women in South Africa: A national household survey.

Contraception coverage in South Africa is higher than many previous estimates, however, rates of unintended pregnancy, contraceptive failure and knowledge gaps demonstrate high levels of unmet need, especially among black Africans and young women.

Declining yet persistent use of traditional contraceptive methods in low- and middle-income countries.

Traditional method use is firmly entrenched in many countries, as the initial method tried, a bridge method to modern contraception and even the primary method where other methods are not easily available.

Contraceptive Use, Method Choice and Discontinuation of Contraception in South Asia

Findings suggest that emphasis should be given on improving socioeconomic conditions of women and greater investment in advocacy, information and communication for increasing contraceptive use, use of methods, and reducing contraceptive discontinuation.

Prevalence and determinants of unmet need for contraception in North Gonja District, Ghana

High prevalence of both awareness on and unmet need for contraception among the study population is found, associated with age, educational status, awareness on family planning and previous contraception practice.

Reasons for unmet need for family planning, with attention to the measurement of fertility preferences: protocol for a multi-site cohort study

This study will gather extensive information on women’s perceptions of contraception (generic and method-specific) and their past contraceptive experience, and it will allow for more complexity in fertility preferences than is standard in demographic surveys.



Trends in contraceptive use.

Unmet need for contraception in the developing world and the former Soviet Union: an updated estimate.

The number of married women in the developing world with an unmet need is 17% lower than previously estimated because of a declining trend in many countries that reflects growing contraceptive use and the proportion of unmarried women is 3%.

Adding it up: Costs and benefits of contraceptive services. Estimates for 2012.

The proportion of married women using modern contraceptives in the developing world as a whole barely changed between 2008 and 2012 and larger-than-average increases were seen in Eastern Africa and Southeast Asia but there was no increase in Western Africa and Middle Africa.

Women with an Unmet Need for Contraception in Developing Countries and Their Reasons for Not Using a Method

In-depth analyses at the regional and national levels and among key subgroups within countries of the reasons why women who do not wish to become pregnant do not use contraceptives are presented.

How family planning supply and the service environment affect contraceptive use: Findings from four East African countries

Kenya has the highest level of modern contraceptive use among the four countries studied and an average increase of one contraceptive method available in a region increases women’s odds of using modern contraception by 50 percent if family planning facility density in the region is held constant.

Revising unmet need for family planning.

The rationale process and results of revising the definition of unmet need are described, estimates of un met need using the original and revised definitions for all DHS surveys from 1990- 2010 are compared and a comparison is compared.

Couples fertility and contraceptive decision-making in developing countries: hearing the mans voice.

Analysis of reproductive preferences and behavior of married men and their wives in 18 developing countries indicates that spousal age differences ranged from 2.7 years in Brazil to 12.2 years in Senegal, and husbands desired family size was higher in western compared to eastern Africa and was higher than womens DFS.

Adding It Up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing In Family Planning and Maternal and Newborn Health

The direct health benefits of meeting the need for both family planning and maternal and newborn health services would be dramatic and more women would survive hemorrhage and infection and fewer would endure needless suffering from fistula infertility and other health problems related to pregnancy or childbirth.

Contraceptive technology.

The 1980s are likely to see some significant new ways of delivering well-known steroids for female contraception, and 2 methods not widely used -- spermicides and periodic abstinence -- are coming under new scrutiny.

Adding it up: The costs and benefits of investing in sexual and reproductive health 2014.

The sexual and reproductive health care that women need and use over the course of their lives is looked at and gaps in services that if filled could improve their health as well as that of their partners and children are identified.