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Use of Modern Contraceptives Up in 2002 (Preliminary Results from the 2002 Family Planning Survey)

Thirty-five percent of currently married women are reported using modern family planning methods such as pills, condom, female sterilization, male sterilization, IUD, injection, diaphragm/foam/jelly/ cream, temperature or standard days method this year. In 2001, the level of use of modern methods was 31.1 percent.

Use of Modern Methods up in Most Regions (Final Results from the 2002 Family Planning Survey)

Use of modern family planning methods, which include pills, condom, female sterilization, male sterilization, intrauterine device (IUD), injection, diaphragm/foam/jelly/cream, mucus/Billings/ovulation, LAM, temperature, and standard days method, increased in most regions. Central Mindanao, Bicol, Central Visayas, and Cordillera Administrative Region registered the highest increases in the percentage of women using modern methods between 2001 and 2002. Meanwhile, the National Capital Region had a significant decline in modern contraceptive use.

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate remains at 49 percent

Almost half of currently married 15-49 years old women in the Philippines use a family planning method, according to the 2005 Family Planning Survey (FPS). The contraceptive prevalence rate has not changed in the last five years, based on the results of the FPS conducted in the years 2001 to 2005. Thirty-six percent of married women rely on a modern method, mostly the pill (17 percent) and female sterilization (9 percent). Users of modern natural family planning methods comprise less than one percent. Modern natural family planning methods include cervical mucus method or ovulation method, or Billings method, standard days method (SDM) and lactational amenorrhea method (LAM). Thirteen percent of married women use a traditional method like withdrawal and calendar or rhythm method.

Contraceptive Use in the Philippines (Results from the 1996 Family Planning Survey)

The 1996 Family Planning Survey (FPS) is a nationwide survey aimed at collecting information on contraceptive use in the Philippines in 1996. It is the second in a series of annual family planning surveys to be conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO) from 1995 to 1999 with funding assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Contraceptive Use in the Philippines (Results from the 1997 Family Planning Survey)

The 1997 Family Planning Survey (FPS) is a nationwide survey aimed at collecting information on contraceptive use in the Philippines in 1997. It is the third in a series of annual family planning surveys to be conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO) from 1995 to 2000 with funding assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This survey was conducted nine months after the July 1996 survey.

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