Percent of current modern family planning users who last obtained their family planning method from each supply sector

The percent of current female family planning (FP) users ages 15–49 who last obtained their FP method from each supply sector (i.e., public agency, non-governmental organization [NGO], and commercial enterprise), disaggregated by age group, geographic location, educational attainment level, wealth quintile, urban/rural status, and supply sector. The supply sector includes public, NGO, and commercial sources. Public sources may be government facilities or military, police, or social security clinics; NGO sources may be NGO clinics and faith-based facilities; and commercial sources may be pharmacies, shops, and commercial and private clinics.

To calculate for each FP method:

(Total number of women currently using the FP method who reported last obtaining their FP method by a particular supply sector/Total number of women currently using that FP method) x 100

To calculate for each FP service:

(Total number of women currently using the FP service who report that they obtained this service from a government source or a commercial source/Total number of women currently using an FP service) x 100

Population-based survey

Information about whether current users use mostly public or private supply sources sheds light on access. For example, public sector facilities may offer mostly short-term FP methods, while private sector facilities may offer both short-term and long-term methods. Because the supply sources are likely to vary by method, it is helpful to examine current supply sources separately for each type of method.

A complimentary indicator is Availability of a specific method at multiple supply sources. 

Meekers, D., Haynes, S. C., & Kampa, K. (2016). Handbook for research on the family planning market, volume 2: Tool and resources for an in-depth analysis of the family planning market. Chapel Hill, NC, USA: MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from