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Half of All Couples Into Birth Control, Report Says

June 17, 1989|From Reuters

UNITED NATIONS — About half of all couples where the wife is of reproductive age use some form of contraception, and in developed countries the proportion is about 70%, the United Nations said Friday.

A detailed report by the U.N. Population Division said there was a "rapid increase in contraception use in developing countries," where the average percentage use was 45%, but as high as 74% in China.

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