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Latest items for DACH-DATA-2

July 18, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: DACH-DATA-2, BR-DATA-1

"Alarmingly access to contraceptive is only 61% among the population percentile of reproductive age, with the total fertility rate per women at 2.6 children (all figures are from UNICEF MICS, 2012-2013)" (17).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"Nationally, the percentage of married women of reproductive age using modern contraceptive methods increased from 19 per cent in 2000 to 24.9 per cent in 2010 to 39 per cent in 2014. The modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate for married women of reproductive age in rural areas increased at a higher rate, from 17.6 per cent in 2000 to 39.9 per cent in 2014, compared to women in urban areas, from 23.2 per cent in 2000 to 32.8 per cent in 2014. Although contraceptive use has increased among married women, it fell somewhat short of the CMDG 2015 target of 60 per cent. The total demand satisfied for family planning among...more
July 9, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, DACH-DATA-2, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children; manage their reproductive health; and have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. A lack of access to information and services remained a problem, however. Many women lacked access to contraception and skilled attendance during childbirth, including essential prenatal, obstetric, and postpartum care. The 2013-14 Zambia Health and Demographic Survey (ZDHS) indicated significant improvements in these areas: 45 percent of women ages 15-49 accessed modern family planning methods in 2013-14, compared with 33 percent in 2007. The percentage of childbirths assisted by a skilled provider increased...more
July 8, 2019, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children, manage their reproductive health, and have access to the information and means to do so, free from coercion, discrimination, or violence; however, family planning information and assistance were difficult to access, particularly in rural areas, where there were few health clinics. According to the 2011 Uganda DHS, one in three married women wanted to delay childbirth or space their children but could not access family planning aids. Of women and girls between ages 15 and 49, 18 percent used a modern method of contraception. Women also faced challenges of religious restrictions imposed by their...more
July 6, 2019, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, DACH-DATA-2

"The government recognized the right of couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing, and timing of their children, to have the information and means to do so, and to manage their reproductive health, free from discrimination, coercion, and violence. Health clinics and local NGOs operated freely in disseminating information on family planning under the guidance of the Ministry of Health. There were no restrictions on the right to access contraceptives, but according to the 2015 Demographic Health Survey (DHS), only 17 percent of girls and women between ages 15 and 49 used a modern method of contraception. The UN Population Division estimated the unmet need for...more
July 3, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, DACH-DATA-2, ABO-LAW-1

"Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children; manage their reproductive health; and have access to the means to do so free from discrimination, coercion, and violence. Economic, cultural, and religious considerations and distance (in rural areas) sometimes limited women’s reproductive rights. Unmarried women under age 20, for example, may be denied reproductive health services. Additionally, in many areas, service providers sometimes required a husband’s permission before providing reproductive health services. Healthcare was not readily available for complications associated with abortion due to overall lack of women’s healthcare and the criminalization of abortion. According to 2014 estimates from the UN Population Division,...more
July 2, 2019, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"The UN Population Division estimated 61 percent of girls and women of reproductive age used a modern method of contraception in 2014" (Pg 19).
June 28, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, DACH-DATA-2

"At the same time, the country has a modern contraceptive prevalence rate of only 1.5 percent among girls and women of reproductive age. The practice of dowry further limited some reproductive choices, since men who paid dowries to marry believed they had the final say in domestic decisions. High illiteracy rates among women limited their access to accurate information concerning the right to control their fertility. While couples were not subject to governmental coercion in deciding the number, spacing, and timing of children, or managing their reproductive health, few had access to accurate information, modern contraceptive methods, or family planning services" (Pg 36).
June 26, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, DACH-DATA-2

"A woman’s husband often made decisions regarding the couple’s reproduction. Women had very limited ability to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing, and timing of their children or manage their reproductive health. Very limited information about and little access to contraception was available to women. According to the United Nations, an estimated 1.5 percent of girls and women between the ages of 15 and 49 had access to a modern method of contraception. Women rarely had skilled attendants during pregnancy and childbirth, emergency care for complications arising from abortion, or essential obstetric and postpartum care" (Pg 35).
June 25, 2019, 7:13 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"Overall only 35 percent of the demand for contraception was met, with only 14 percent of girls and women ages 15-49 using modern contraception. Most couples who practiced family planning made independent decisions, while some reported other influences and pressures, such as family and religion, were determinant factors in family-planning decisions. Family-planning services, including long-term and permanent methods (intrauterine devices, tubal ligation, contraceptive implants, and injections) and oral contraceptives and male and female condoms, were available. Although the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and NGOs made efforts to meet the demand for family planning services, outreach teams rarely served rural women and families" (Pg 19).
June 20, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"According to the 2015 Demographic and Health Survey, the use of modern contraceptives among unmarried sexually active women was 35 percent, and 48 percent among married women. The Guttmacher Institute reported in 2013 that the unmet need for contraception declined from 36 percent in 2000 to 19 percent in 2010" (Pg 32).
June 19, 2019, 1:33 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, DACH-DATA-2

"Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of children, but they often lacked the information and means to do so. Couples and individuals did not have the right to attain the highest standard of reproductive health, free from discrimination, coercion, and violence. Young girls and women were especially vulnerable to problems related to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. They often lacked information and means to access care. According to a survey by the Women’s Empowerment Group released during 2013, only 25 percent of adolescents were aware of their sexual and reproductive rights. Spousal opposition also contributed to the challenges women faced in...more
June 12, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DACH-DATA-1, DACH-DATA-2, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1, MMR-DATA-1

"The government provides free health care for children up to five years of age, leading to increased access to health centers for women’s general and essential obstetric and postpartum care, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Due to a shortage of skilled health professionals and limited resources, many women used traditional midwives during childbirth and were referred to hospitals only when the mother or child suffered health complications. According to the 2012 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), 30 percent of births took place in health centers, and skilled personnel attended 29 percent of births. The maternal mortality ratio (the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births) was 630...more
June 11, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, DACH-DATA-2, CWC-DATA-2, MMR-DATA-1

"Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children; manage their reproductive health; and have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. There are no government restrictions on the provision of contraceptives except to children under age 14, the legal age of consent for medical treatment, and 50 percent of women used a modern contraceptive method. Women who lived in urban areas had better access to skilled attendance during childbirth and postpartum care than those in rural areas. The country’s 2014 Demographic and Health Survey reported the 2013 maternal mortality ratio was 385 per 100,000...more
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"According to the 2011 IDS data, only 11.3% (7.4% in rural areas and 21.1% in urban areas) of women in Mozambique use some sort of a modern family planning method and 29% have non-satisfied demand of contraception’s" (22).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"Condom use among youth (15–24 years) has also evolved positively: in 2005, the rate of use of condom at last risk relation (non-cohabiting partner) was 55.8 per cent (women) and 78.6 per cent (men), while in 2012 it increased to 68.5 per cent (women) and decreased slightly for men (77.2 per cent)" (19-20).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"The 2013 DHS indicated that only 28 percent of ever-married women had used a 'modern' family planning method. Contraceptive use increased with educational attainment and had increased over the 16-year period for which survey data were available, according to Human Rights Watch" (37).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"According to Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey for BiH (MICS) in 2012, contraception (any method) is used by 43.3 per cent of women who are married or in some form of unity, giving preference to traditional methods (33.3 per cent) compared to 10 per cent of women using modern methods. No significant progress was made in relation to the previous reporting period. The percentage of women using, or whose partners use, some form of contraception, is estimated at 49 per cent" (33). "The family planning approach and sharing responsibilities of men and women for family planning are not at the satisfactory level and, only a small number of women visits family...more
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"UNFPA reported that 87 percent of married couples used contraception but that contraception use was significantly lower in unmarried relationships. As a direct result, approximately half of abortions occurred among 15- to 24-year-old women. Among married couples, 72 percent used a reversible method of contraception. Only 1.2 percent of women took oral contraceptives. A 2013 survey published by the China World Contraception Day Organization showed that more than 68 percent of women were confused about contraceptive methods" (page 56).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"Nearly 70 per cent of women of child-bearing age in at-risk groups have access to contraception. In 2016, about 1.6 million women were using contraceptives, including intrauterine devices — 54 per cent, hormonal contraceptives — 18.6 per cent, barrier devices — 23 per cent and spermicides — 4.4 per cent" (35).
March 7, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"According to UNICEF, 11.4 percent of girls and women between the ages of 15 and 49 used a modern method of contraception" (page 18).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"Estimated use of modern contraceptives by women of reproductive age was 41 percent in 2014" (23).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"According to the 2013 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), the most recent comprehensive survey on the subject, 10 percent of women used a modern method of contraception, and DHS estimated the unmet need for family planning at 26 percent" (page 21).
Jan. 21, 2019, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"a) 19.1% of sexually-active women currently with someone and 17.5% of sexually-active women who are not currently with someone do not use contraception. b) Around 80% of sterilized women are operated before the age of 35. c) 24.6% of teenagers between 13 and 14 years old are aware that contraception methods are handed by the health system. d) 10% of men have talked about contraception with a health professional. e) 8.8% of the Colombian population has an unmet need regarding family planning" (1). "Profamilia, through the National Demography and Health Survey - ENDS 2015 [for its Spanish acronym], an investigation realized every five years by the Healh and Social Protection...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"According to a study conducted by the Office of Family and Population in Tunisia, an estimated 62.5 percent of girls and women between the ages of 15 and 49 used a modern method of contraception" (page 17).
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

Table 24 shows the number of medical appointments for emergency contraceptives in 2015. There was a total of 13,977 consultations. In 1,428 the contraceptive was given by doctors and in 11,566 the contraceptive was given by a matron, for a total of 12,994 consultations were the emergency contraceptive was given. 488 were given for women between 10-14 years old, 4,230 were given for women between 15-19 years old, 3,572 were given for women between 20-24 years old and 4,704 for women 25 or older. In 983 cases the emergency contraceptive was not handed because the medical appointment was made beyond the 72 hours recommended for the emergency contraceptive or for...more
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"In the eastern parts of Burma, an estimated 80% of women have never used contraceptives. Throughout Burma, contraceptive use is currently less than 40%,and 19% of women in Burma have no access to any sort of family planning services. This is high compared to the 3% without access to any sort of family planning services in neighboring Thailand" (page 15).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"In the eastern parts of Burma, an estimated 80% of women have never used contraceptives. Throughout Burma, contraceptive use is currently less than 40%,and 19% of women in Burma have no access to any sort of family planning services. This is high compared to the 3% without access to any sort of family planning services in neighboring Thailand" (page 15).
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"According to a study published by the UN Fund for Population, in 2014 approximately half of women used some form of contraception" (page 29).
Oct. 28, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"About 27% of women use a modern form of contraception" (para 6). "On average, they [Ugandan women] don’t start seeking contraception until they have at least two kids" (para 9).