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Contraceptive usage: Bangladesh 8th, China top in Asia

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China, South Korea and Thailand are few Asian countries where a high number of people are using contraceptives. In China, there is 83 per cent usage of contraceptives while in both South Korea and Thailand the figure is 78 percent.

Vietnam (76 percent), Sri Lanka (71 percent) Bhutan (67 percent), Singapore (66 percent) and Bangladesh (64 percent) also have a high contraceptive prevalence, vis-a-vis their total population sizes.

Indonesia and India, both are among the fastest growing economies in the region and have 62 and 59 percent contraceptive users respectively. The maximum level of contraceptive used in Asia is found mainly in the eastern and south eastern regions, though other Asian regions also include some countries with high prevalence. Meanwhile, growth in the number of contraceptive users is projected to be specifically high for south Asia.

Laos, Nepal and Myanmar are the countries which have the lowest number of contraceptive users in Asia. All three countries have just over 50 percent contraception usage. Pakistan, though, has the lowest number of contraception use in Asia, with just 38 percent prevalence.

Copyright: DataLeads/ Asia News Network

 

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