UN Population Division Releases Three New Data Outputs on Family Planning

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UN Population Division Releases Three New Data Outputs on Family Planning
Publication Date: 10/21/2016

The UN Population Division on Oct. 20, 2016 released three new data outputs on family planning.

1. World Contraceptive Use 2016 data set 

Includes up-to-date empirical (survey-based) contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning indicators for women of reproductive age (15 to 49 years) who are married or in a union, drawn from 1,119 surveys (up from 1,059 in 2015). 

In this edition, there is greater detail on method-specific prevalence than in previous versions, and 'modern methods' now includes the 'lactational amenorrhea method' (LAM), following agreement at a WHO technical meeting in 2015. 

Suggested citation: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2016). World Contraceptive Use 2016 (POP/DB/CP/Rev2016) 

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/dataset/contraception/wcu2016.shtml

 

2. Model-based Estimates and Projections of Family Planning Indicators 2016 

Comprehensive set of annual, model-based estimates and projections for a range of family planning indicators for the period 1970 to 2030, including median values, 80 per cent and 95 per cent uncertainty intervals. 

The estimates were updated using input data from World Contraceptive Use 2016 (above) and the number of married or in-union women from theNumber of women who are married or in a union 2016 (below). This edition includes estimates for SDG indicator 3.7.1 ("Demand satisfied (modern methods)") and clearer visualisation of data points. The PMA2020 surveys are treated as a separate group in the model. As in previous editions, the estimates are obtained by use of a Bayesian hierarchical model implemented with country-specific data. 

Suggested citation: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2016). Model-based Estimates and Projections of Family Planning Indicators 2016. New York: United Nations. 

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/theme/family-planning/cp_model.shtml

 

3. Number of women who are married or in a union 2016 

Estimates and projections of the number of married or in-union women of reproductive-age (15 to 49 years) for the period 1970 to 2030 for countries or areas, and for regions and development groups. This edition uses input data from World Population Prospects 2015 Revision for the population numbers (females by five-year age group for 15 to 49 years) and data on the proportion of women who are married or in a consensual union fromWorld Marriage Data 2015. 

Suggested citation: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2016). Estimates and Projections of the Number of Women Aged 15-49 Who Are Married or in a Union: 2016 Revision. New York: United Nations. 

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/theme/marriage-unions/marriage_estimates.shtml

 

The current version of these data sets were produced by a team led by Ann Biddlecom, with contributions by (in alphabetical order) Kirill Andreev, Aisha Dasgupta, Vladimíra Kantorová, Stephen Kisambira, Kyaw Kyaw Lay, Petra Nahmias, Philipp Ueffing, and Mark Wheldon, building on earlier versions. 

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