UNFPA Benin

While Benin remains a poor country, the Government is committed to poverty reduction, especially among vulnerable populations. Maternal mortality rates are high, for reasons including insufficient emergency obstetric and newborn care, and a high unmet need for family planning. UNFPA supports programmes to improve services in both areas and expand reproductive health care specific to adolescents and youth. It helps strengthen statistical information systems as well as national capacities to manage and coordinate population programmes. Support for gender equality includes initiatives to prevent and respond to violence against women.

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Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

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Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 15

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  • Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 15
  • Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 18

Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 18 or 15

Percentage of 15-24 year old females who think that wife beating is justified under at least one condition

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Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

All contraceptives - Benin

No Data Available
Supplies economic impact

Impact on lifespan in Benin*

47,378
Healthy years of life saved (women)
505,482
Healthy years of life saved (children)
552,860
Healthy years of life saved (women and children)
7,689,343
Direct healthcare costs saved (2015 USD)*
Supplies health impact

Health impact in Benin

776
Maternal deaths averted
5,979
Child deaths averted
118,746
Unsafe abortions averted
Supplies demographic impact

Demographic impact in Benin

330,300
Unintended pregnancies averted
118,908
Abortions averted

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