UNFPA supplies 40 per cent of the contraceptive commodities provided by the international donor community. It
also is an important partner of governments and donors in responding to supply problems.
In 2003, 60 countries reported on service delivery points
offering multiple methods of contraception, both for UNFPA programme areas and for the nation as a whole. In 24 countries, the proportion of facilities offering at least three methods
was higher in UNFPA areas, and in 24 countries the service offerings were identical. In 11 other countries where the Fund focuses specifically on improving access for underserved locations
(usually the poorest areas) or groups (especially adolescents), a smaller proportion of UNFPA programme sites offer at least three methods.
Twenty countries have reached and maintained universal
access to at least three contraceptive methods at service delivery points in UNFPA programme areas. Reports from 26 countries show successive expansion of contraceptive choice.
Access has declined in only five countries, in three of them after civil conflict. See Sources