EC Status and Availability

EC knowledge and ever use among women of reproductive age, by country

Data on EC ever use and EC knowledge is only available for some countries.

Country EC ever use among women of reproductive age EC knowledge among women of reproductive age
Albania 2.4% (DHS 2008-09) 28.2% (DHS 2008-09)
Armenia 0.9% (DHS 2005) 26.8% (DHS 2010)
Austria 18% (Österr. Verhütungsreport 2012)
Azerbaijan 0.4% (DHS 2006) 4.6% (DHS 2006)
Benin 0.9% (DHS 2006) 18.9% (DHS 2011-12)
Bolivia 1.6% (DHS 2008) 28.3% (DHS 2008)
Bulgaria 38% (2012)
Burkina Faso 11.6% (DHS 2010)
Burundi 22.9% (DHS 2010)
Cambodia 9.7% (DHS 2010)
Cameroon 2.6% (DHS 2004) 32.5% (DHS 2011)
Cape Verde 1.3% (DHS 2005) 28.7% (DHS 2005)
Chad 5.7% (DHS 2014-15)
Colombia 3.2% (DHS 2005) 40.8% (DHS 2005)
Congo, Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 1.1% (DHS 2007) 18.8% (DHS 2013-14)
Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville) 12.0% (DHS 2005) 37.1% (DHS 2011-12)
Denmark 20% (Undersøgelse om uønskede graviditeter og valg af abort blandt kvinder under 25 år. Sundhedsstyrelsen. 2010.)
Dominican Republic 2.7% (DHS 2007) 45.3% (DHS 2007)
East Timor 0.0% (DHS 2009) 3.2% (DHS 2009)
Egypt 0.1% (DHS 2008, among currently married women) 5.6% (DHS 2008, among currently married women)
Equatorial Guinea 30.6% (DHS 2011)
Eritrea 0.4% (DHS 2002) 10.4% (DHS 2002)
Estonia 21% (Part K, Laanpere M, Rahu K, Haldre K, Rahu M, Karro H. Estonian Women’s Health: sexual and reproductive health, behavior, attitudes and use of health care services. 2007)
Ethiopia 19.0% (DHS 2011)
France 22% (2010)
Gabon 48.7% (DHS 2012)
Georgia 0.3% (Georgia Reproductive Health Survey 2010) 5.2% (Georgia Reproductive Health Survey 2010)
Germany 13% (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung BzgA. Contraceptive Behaviour of Adults 2011.)
Ghana 2.9% (DHS 2008) 35.4% (DHS 2008)
Guinea-Conakry 0.2% (DHS 2005) 16.3% (DHS 2012)
Guyana 0.9% (DHS 2009) 29.7 (DHS 2009)
Haiti 0.3% (DHS 2005-06) 19.3% (DHS 2012)
Honduras 1.2% (DHS 2005-06) 53.5% (DHS 2011-12)
India 10.8% (DHS 2005-06)
Indonesia 0.3% (DHS 2007, among ever married women)* 11% (DHS 2012)
Ivory Coast 23.0% (DHS 2011-12)
Jordan 0.5% (DHS 2009, among ever married women) 15.3% (DHS 2012, among ever married women)
Kazakhstan 2.2% (DHS 1999) 33.4% (DHS 1999)
Kenya 1.7% (DHS 2008-09) 40.2% (DHS 2008-09)
Kyrgyzstan 27.7% (DHS 2012)
Lesotho 31.5% (DHS 2009-10)
Liberia 3.1% (DHS 2007) 12.9% (DHS 2007)
Madagascar 0.5% (DHS 2008-09) 10.1% (DHS 2008-09)
Malawi 0.7% (DHS 2010) 35.1% (DHS 2010)
Maldives 0.6% (DHS 2009, among ever married women) 29.0% (DHS 2009, among ever married women)
Mali 0.2% (DHS 2006) 19.0% (DHS 2012-2013)
Mauritania 4.6% (DHS 2000-01)
Mexico 5.8% (ENADID 2009) 75.8% (ENADID 2009)
Moldova 3.0% (DHS 2005) 38.1% (DHS 2005)
Mozambique 9.5% (DHS 2011)
Namibia 1.6% (DHS 2006-07) 20.7% (DHS 2006-07)
Nepal 0.1% (DHS 2006) 28.8% (DHS 2011)
Netherlands 21.0% (Seksuele gezondheid in Nederland 2009. Rutgers Nisso Groep.)
Nicaragua 1.2% (DHS 2001) 21.4% (DHS 2001)
Niger 4.4% (DHS 2012)
Nigeria 2.8% (DHS 2008) 30.3% (DHS 2013)
Pakistan 1.0% (DHS 2012-13, among currently married women) 24.1% (DHS 2012-13, among currently married women)
Peru 11.7% (DHS 2011) 72.7% (DHS 2011)
Philippines 0.3% (DHS 2008) 9.7% (DHS 2008)
Rwanda 23.0% (DHS 2010)
Samoa 0.1% (DHS 2009) 4.7% (DHS 2009)
Sao Tome 0.5% (DHS 2008-09) 17.5% (DHS 2008-09)
Senegal 0.2% (DHS 2005) 13.0% (DHS 2010-11)
Sierra Leone 1.1% (DHS 2008) 6.2% (DHS 2008)
South Africa 0.5% (DHS 2003) 19.6% (DHS 2003)
Spain 14.7% (Spanish Society of Contraception 2013) 98.7% (Spanish Society of Contraception 2013)
Swaziland 2.6% (DHS 2006-07) 25.7% (DHS 2006-07)
Sweden 59% (Estimates based on local survey among women seeking induced abortion and women visiting youth clinics, 2011.)
Tajikistan 16.5% (DHS 2012)
Tanzania 0.2% (DHS 2004-05) 11.8% (DHS 2010)
Turkey 2.3% (DHS 2008, among ever married women) 29.1% (DHS 2008, among ever married women)
Turkmenistan 0.2% (DHS 2000) 7.7% (DHS 2000)
Uganda 0.3% (DHS 2006) 30.7% (DHS 2011)
Ukraine 4.9% (DHS 2007) 48.5% (DHS 2007)
United Kingdom 61% (Cameron ST, Gordon R, Glasier A. The effect on use of making emergency contraception available free of charge. Contraception 28 March 2012.)
United States of America 11% (CDC 2006-2010, ever use among women of reproductive age)
Zambia 0.5% (DHS 2007) 9.3% (DHS 2007)
Zimbabwe 19.6% (DHS 2010-11)