Journal article

Contraceptive Use in Adolescent Girls and Adult Women in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Zhihui Li, George Patton, Farnaz Sabet, Zhiying Zhou, SV Subramanian, Chunling Lu

JAMA Network Open | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2020


Importance: Preventing unwanted pregnancy through adequate use of contraceptives among adolescent girls is essential for improving maternal and child health and social well-being. Objective: To estimate the levels and trends of contraceptive use in adolescent girls (age 15-19 years) compared with adult women (age 20-34 years). Design, Setting, and Participants: This survey study used data from 261 Demographic and Health Surveys or Multiple Cluster Indicator Surveys conducted in 103 low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2017. Modern contraceptive use in 90 countries and unmet need for family planning in 73 countries for adolescent girls and adult women were assessed at country and..

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