The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for DACH-DATA-2

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).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DACH-DATA-2

"According to a 2014 study funded by the government and a foreign entity, however, the percentage of girls and women between ages 15 and 49 who used modern contraception increased from 12 percent in 2010 to 20 percent in 2014" (page 16).