Contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning are key indicators for measuring improvements in access to reproductive health. The data set World Contraceptive Use 2015 includes country data as of March 2015.
This new data set is used to generate Estimates and Projections of Family Planning Indicators 2015, model-based estimates and projections of family planning indicators.
World Contraceptive Use is part of UNdata http://data.un.org/
World Contraceptive Use 2015 Is covered by Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index; --- The world contraceptive Use Wall Chart 2003 opend a series of reports with the issue of contraception within the Familiy Planning. Since that time reports on this topic appear almost yearly. It is to be expected, that after 2015 more updated reports will follow. --- The Population Division produces a systematic and comprehensive series of annual, model-based estimates and projections of contraceptive prevalence, unmet need for family planning, total demand for family planning and the percentage of demand for family planning that is satisfied among married or in-union women for the period from 1970 to 2030. Median estimates with 80 per cent and 95 per cent uncertainty intervals are provided for 195 countries or areas of the world and for regions and development groups. A Bayesian hierarchical model combined with country-specific time trends was used to generate the estimates, projections and uncertainty assessments.
Details on the methodology are described in Alkema, L. et al. (2013). National, regional and global rates and trends in contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning between 1990 and 2015: a systematic and comprehensive analysis. The Lancet. Vol. 381, Issue 9878, pp. 1642–1652.