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.

Data overview View more

Población

Población, por grupo de edad, porcentaje
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    Población de 0 a 14 años,en porcentaje
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    Población de 15 a 64, años,en porcentaje
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    Population aged 65+

Salud sexual y reproductiva

Nacimientos atendidos por personal sanitario calificado, porcentaje, 2014-2019
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    Nacimientos atendidos por personal sanitario calificado

Planificación familiar

Proportion of demand satisfied with modern methods, women aged 15-49, per cent, 2022
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    Modern method  

Educación

Total net enrolment rate, percent

Gender, Rights, and Human Capital

Prácticas nocivas

Key results of Costa Rica in 2021 View more
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Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

5
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
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Child, early and forced marriage

100,000
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage
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Community declarations on harmful practices

2
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation
Demographic Dividend: Costa Rica View more

Population Pyramid

females
males
Population in thousands

Esperanza de vida

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018 Note: Years 2017 to 2100 are projected data.
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision

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