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The goal of this Atlas domain is to highlight regional and demographic variation in the use of contraceptives.

Availability, affordability, acceptability and access to contraception information and services is a human right[1]This Atlas domain is based on the principle that all available contraceptive choices should be obtainable by all women who need them in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

The Atlas domain presents indicators showing available data on each contraceptive method. The indicators are presented in order of effectiveness of contraceptive method, with the most effective method first. For some methods the rates are low, reflecting either missing data (see comment below on data limitations) or low use. Where significant differences are reported, these are statistically significant using a 95 percent confidence interval.

Contraceptive use by women

Last updated: 2nd December, 2021