Family Planning

SDG target: Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including those for family planning.

When it comes to family planning, sub-Saharan Africa is a region apart. By now, every other region in the world is clustered near the top of the chart; then there’s a gap, and then comes the line for sub-Saharan Africa. The gap is projected to close, but only gradually. If just a handful of sub- Saharan African countries can speed up their improvement in family planning coverage, then the region will achieve its global targets for meeting women’s needs for contraceptives and reproductive health.

family planning graph

Below is the global progress on this indicator since 1990. Explore progress for specific countries using the drop-down menu below the chart.