Significant, Yet Uneven, Growth in the Decade Ahead
Should current trends continue, the next decade will see an additional 82.2 million contraceptive users. But the increase will not be spread evenly over the 10 years. From 2020 to 2025 the total number of women using contraception will grow by 44 million – a 9% increase over current levels. In the following 5-year period, however, the increase will slow to just over 38 million users. At country level, the growth in users will vary greatly by wealth, which is often reflective of current contraceptive prevalence. In relative terms, low-income countries―where current donor spending is concentrated―will see a 60% increase in users over the coming decade, compared to 16% in the lower-middle-income countries, and 4% in the upper-middle-income countries.
CGA2019 — to be released on 31 July 2019
The 2019 Commodity Gap Analysis—to be released on 31 July 2019—will explore estimated changes in both users and costs over the coming decade, breaking down these changes by method and by national wealth.