Fertility and contraceptive use

Modified on 2015/05/22 15:02 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Population, households and families

Table II.24

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 women aged 15 to 19 and number of women aged 15 to 19. 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 levels in the country? Number of births by age of the mother and number of women of reproductive age by age. As far as possible, these data should be disaggregated by urban/rural areas, geographical areas, ethnicity, migration status, education and 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, who are not using contraception and who want to delay having a child in the next two years or to stop childbearing altogether. Total number of reproductive-age women who are married or in a union. Household surveys.