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Western and central Africa lag behind global improvements in family planning

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1790 (Published 20 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1790

Use of contraception and family planning is improving slowly but steadily worldwide, according to the latest estimates by the United Nations. The proportion of women using any method of contraception rose from 54.8% (95% uncertainty interval 52.3% to 57.1%) in 1990 to …

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