State of World Population Resources 2012

The Reports

State of World Population 2012 (PDF) English Français Español Russian Arabic Chinese


Media Outreach

Press Summary (PDF) English Français Español Russian Arabic
Press Release English Français Español Russian Arabic
Note to Editors (PDF) English Français Español Russian Arabic
Statement of Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA English Français Español Russian Arabic
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Video News Release          


Additional Resources

Key facts from the report (PDF)
Featured Story: Drivers of Contraception in Tajikistan: Poverty, Religion and Mothers-in-law
Infographic: Making voluntary family planning available to all who need it



Brenda, 16, (left) and her older sister Atupele, 18, are academically bright but had to drop out of school because their family could not afford the fees. Both are now young mothers.
©Lindsay Mgbor/Department for International Development

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Maternal health in Tajikistan.
©UNFPA/Natasha Warcholak

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Young volunteers and workers discuss important issues facing youth in Egypt at the Youth Friendly Clinic at the Egyptian Family Planning Association in Abo Attwa town, near Islmaliyah. Young people go there to get information regarding their Sexual and Reproductive Health. Counseling and examination services are available in the clinic. The clinic provides a safe environment to young people and allows them a space to discuss Reproductive Health.
©UNFPA/Matthew Cassel

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Woman and child, Tanzania
©UNFPA/Sawiche Wamunza

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Couple at antenatal care service for couples in Venezuela.
©UNFPA/Raul Corredor

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Viet Nam has expanded reproductive health services, which include family planning, pre- and post-natal care and HIV prevention.
©UNFPA/Doan Bau Chau

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The poorest, least educated and rural women have the lowest rates of contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa

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Number of countries where at least 10 per cent of women and men never marry

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Global contraceptive use by method

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More than half of all reproductive-age women in developing countries are in need of modern contraceptives

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Total abortion rates and the prevalence of modern contraceptive methods in 59 countries

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Unsafe abortions among adolescents and youth

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Large variations in married women's level of unmet need for and use of modern contraception among subregions of the developing world in 2012

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Providing modern contraceptives to all who need them in 2012 would mean increasing current costs by $4.1 billion

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