The Republic of Benin has made it a national priority to promote family planning as part of its efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality rates. In addition to preventing deaths, increased contraceptive use would help women and families achieve their desired number of children and have greater control over timing births. It would also help Benin meet its development goals, including reducing poverty and increasing women’s education and earning levels, children’s schooling and GDP per capita. The PDF of this report is only available in French.
Top Facts & Statistics
19%of births were unplanned between 2007 and 2012
14%of women aged 15–49 use a traditional or modern contraceptive method
33%of married women do not want to become pregnant but are not using contraceptives