Fertility and contraceptive use

Modified on 2013/05/16 15:08 by Haoyi Chen — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Population, households and families

From gender issues to gender statistics on fertility and contraceptive use: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
What are the trends in adolescent fertility? Number of births among 15-19 years old women; number of women 15-19 years old. Data for at least two points in time. Civil registration systems
Household surveys
Population censuses
What are the population groups with the lowest and highest fertility in the country? Number of births by age of mother; and number of women at reproductive age by age. As far as possible, these data should be disaggregated by: urban/rural areas, geographic areas, ethnicity and migration status of the mother, education of the mother, marital status of the mother, and wealth status of the household. Civil registration systems
Population registers
Household surveys
Population censuses
How prevalent is the unmet need for family planning among women who are married or in a union? Number of reproductive-age women who are married or in a union and who are not using contraception and want to delay having a child in the next 2 years or want to stop childbearing. Total number of reproductive-age women who are married or in a union. Household surveys