FAQ

100 Units of Condom=1user; 13 cycles of Oral Pills= 1user; 5 vials of Injectable=1user; 1 insertion of IUD=1user and 1 cases of Contraceptive Surgery= 1 user.

The CPR is the percentage of women who are practicing, or whose life partners are practicing, any form of contraception. It is usually measured for married women aged 15-49 years only. The Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) is calculated on the basis of consumption of contraceptive by converting number of units sold into users.

    CPR (%)=  No. of Users x 100
                          MWRA                 (MWRA=married women of reproductive age)

144 Units of Condom=1CYP; 15 Cycles of Oral Pills= 1CYP; 5 Vials of Injectable=1CYP; 1 Insertion of IUD = 3.5 CYP and 1 Case of Contraceptive Surgery = 12.5 CYP.

The term Couple Years of Protection (CYP) is one of several commonly used indicators to assess the family planning efforts. It refers to the protection provided by contraceptive methods during one-year period, based upon the volume of all contraceptives sold or distributed to clients during that period. It is also an indirect estimator of birth control.

The data sources are: The Provincial Population Welfare Departments (PWDs); Population Welfare Departments AJK, GB ,FATA; District Population Welfare Office, Islamabad; Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP) ; Marie Stopes Society of Pakistan (NGO); Social Marketing of Contraceptive (SMC) and Regional Training Institutes (RTIs).

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics collects contraceptive performance data on monthly basis by post, through e-mail and by fax. After editing and coding, the data is classified according to tabulation plan and processed at Data Processing Centre of PBS. The data is entered on monthly basis and thereafter consolidated in the form of quarterly and annual report.

The District Population Welfare Office collects Contraceptive Performance Reports from all reporting units (Family Welfare Centers, Reproductive Health Services Centers-A, Mobile Service Units etc.), After consolidating, these reports are transmitted to its provincial Population Welfare Department. The provincial Population Welfare Departments forward these reports to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Apart from the provincial departments, FATA, AJK, GB, eminent NGOs (FPAP, Marie Stopes and SMC) also provide Contraceptive Performance data to PBS for compilation of quarterly & annual reports.

These reports provide basis for estimating annual contraceptive requirement and distribution in the country.