Contraceptive use increases in developing countriesBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7085.919c (Published 29 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:919
- Josh Hamilton
- New York
Between the mid-1960s and 1990 the percentage of couples in the developing world using contraception went up from an average of 9% to 53%, according to data from the United States.
The report Levels and Trends of Contraceptive Use as Assessed in 1994 covers 119 countries and about 90% of the world's population. Contraceptive use is widely accepted as the single greatest factor in recent decline in fertility rates …