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

@article{Darroch2013TrendsIC,
  title={Trends in contraceptive need and use in developing countries in 2003, 2008, and 2012: an analysis of national surveys},
  author={J. Darroch and Susheela Singh},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2013},
  volume={381},
  pages={1756-1762}
}
BACKGROUND Data for trends in contraceptive use and need are necessary to guide programme and policy decisions and to monitor progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5, which calls for universal access to contraceptive services. We therefore aimed to estimate trends in contraceptive use and unmet need in developing countries in 2003, 2008, and 2012 . METHODS We obtained data from national surveys for married and unmarried women aged 15-49 years in regions and subregions of developing… Expand
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