Contraceptive prevalence is the percentage of women who are currently using, or whose sexual partner is currently using, at least one method of contraception, regardless of the method used. It is usually reported for married or in-union women aged 15 to 49.
Method of computation
Data coverage and periodicity
The World Contraceptive Use 2010 contains data on contraceptive prevalence for 193 countries or areas of the world, and for 165 countries and areas there are at least two available data points. The latest estimates are as of December 2010.