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Record Number Of Women Using Contraceptives In Developing Countries, U.N. Figures Show

The Guardian: Rise in use of contraception offers hope for containing global population
“The number of women using contraceptives in developing countries has soared to record levels in recent years, such that projections for global population growth could be cut by as much as one billion over the next 15 years. The latest figures by the U.N. show more women than ever now use family planning, with some poorer regions recording the fastest pace of growth since 2000…” (Ford, 3/8).

The Guardian: Contraception and family planning around the world — interactive
“…The latest figures from the U.N.’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs show 64 percent of married and cohabiting women used modern or traditional methods of contraception in 2015 — a significant rise from 36 percent in 1970. But the figures show wide disparities between and within regions and countries…” (Ford/Holder, 3/8).

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