Modern contraception still eludes millions of women

But certain regions are lagging, including southern and western Asia and Africa.

Modelling by experts in Singapore and New York showed fewer than one in five married women use any contraception in central and
western Africa, although in eastern Africa increased government commitment has led to a rise in use from 12% to 33% over the
20 years.

By 2015 there will still be 233 million women worldwide who