Share of unintended pregnancies in developing countries in 2017, by contraceptive use

Distribution of unintended pregnancies in developing regions worldwide in 2017, by contraceptive need and use

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Release date

December 2017



Survey time period


Age group

15-49 years

Supplementary notes

* Long-acting reversible methods include implants and IUDs. Sterilization includes both male and female sterilization.
** Traditional methods include periodic abstinence, withdrawal, abstinence/long-term abstinence, breast-feeding/long-term breast-feeding, and other nonsupply methods.
*** Short-term reversible methods include hormonal methods, male and female condoms, modern fertility awareness–based methods, lactational amenorrhea method, emergency contraception and other supply methods.

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