Percentage of HIV infected women using a modern family planning method
This indicator is a subset of contraceptive prevalence rate, but focuses specifically on HIV-infected women to measure progress in Prong 2 (“prevent unwanted pregnancies among women living with HIV”) of the four prongs of PMTCT. Contraceptive prevalence rate serves as a proxy measure of access to reproductive health services that are essential for meeting many of the Millennium Development Goals, especially those related to child mortality, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, and gender equality.
All women, irrespective of HIV status, need services that can help them make informed reproductive decisions and provide them with contraceptive options, if and when they are desired. By enabling women living with HIV to prevent or delay pregnancy, access to these services could avert HIV infection in infants, reduce unintended exposure to maternal mortality risk and improve child survival.
Preventing unintended pregnancies in women living with HIV is a critical step towards reducing mother-to-child transmission and is a core component of the international standards for a comprehensive approach to PMTCT.
Number of HIV infected women aged 15-49 reporting the use of any method of modern family planning
Total number of HIV infected women aged 15-49
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