UNFPA Costa Rica

Costa Rica has heavily invested in social services, but a quarter of its people are still poor. Social inequalities have increased, especially among women, youth, indigenous people, people of African descent and migrants in general. Despite declining birth rates, a large number of women still have unwanted pregnancies. UNFPA has provided assistance since 1984. Support is geared towards achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health care, orienting reproductive health policy to young people, implementing the national gender equality policy, and bolstering measures to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

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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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Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

All contraceptives - Costa Rica

No Data Available
Supplies economic impact

Impact on lifespan in Costa Rica*

11
Healthy years of life saved (women)
51
Healthy years of life saved (children)
62
Healthy years of life saved (women and children)
21,220
Direct healthcare costs saved (2015 USD)*
Supplies health impact

Health impact in Costa Rica

0
Maternal deaths averted
1
Child deaths averted
424
Unsafe abortions averted
Supplies demographic impact

Demographic impact in Costa Rica

907
Unintended pregnancies averted
426
Abortions averted
Dashboards available for Costa Rica

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