Unmet Need for Contraception in Developing Countries: Examining Women’s Reasons for Not Using a Method

by Gilda Sedgh, Lori S. Ashford and Rubina Hussain
Guttmacher Institute, June 2016

93 pp. 2.4 MB
https://www.guttmacher.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/unmet-need-for-
contraception-in-developing-countries-report.pdf
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Sexually active women in developing countries who have an unmet need for contraception, meaning they wish to avoid pregnancy but are not using any contraceptive (traditional or modern), generally cite one of several key reasons for not using a method. Addressing their reasons for non-use should inform family planning programs’ efforts to satisfy this need.

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