A woman on her way to a WOGE women group cooperative meeting in Mombasa, Kenya where they discuss reproductive health and family planning. © 2014 Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment, Courtesy of Packard/Hewlett

How Should We Measure Contraceptive Use Among Unmarried Women?

This article features key insights from one of the authors of a recent study, which examined standardizing measurement of contraceptive use among unmarried women. The study found that sexual recency (the last time women report being sexually active) is an important indicator to determine unmet need and contraceptive prevalence among unmarried women, but not among married women.