Presentation on theme: "Contraceptive Prevalence MICS3 Data Analysis and Report Writing."— Presentation transcript:
Contraceptive Prevalence MICS3 Data Analysis and Report Writing
Background Family planning is important for the health of women and children by – preventing pregnancies that are too early or too late – extending the period between births – limiting the number of children
International Goals & Targets Access by all couples to information and services to prevent pregnancies that are too early, too closely spaced, too late or too many Contraceptive prevalence rate (MDG 6, Indicator 19C)
Definition of Indicator % women aged 15-49 years currently married or in union using a contraceptive method Numerator: Number of women currently married or in union aged 15-49 years who are using (or whose partner is using) a contraceptive method (either modern or traditional) Denominator: Number of women aged 15-49 years who are currently married or in union
Methodological Issues Modern methods include female and male sterilization, pill, IUD, injectables, condom, diaphragm/foam/jelly Traditional methods include lactational amenorrhea method (LAM), periodic abstinence, withdrawal, other (usually folk) methods Any method includes modern or traditional methods Contraceptive prevalence is reported separately for each method and grouped as follows:
Methodological Issues Indicator refers to women currently married or in union In the MICS questionnaire, women who are currently pregnant are not asked about contraceptive use. It is assumed that they are not using contraception. But they are included in the denominator of the indicator. The MICS questionnaire allows respondents to name more than one method. If a woman says that she and her partner are using more than one method, she is categorized under the first method in the list of categories
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