The importance of meeting unmet need for contraception has been reaffirmed recently with the introduction of a new indicator on unmet need as part of MDG5. Nowhere is this more urgent than the sub-Saharan African countries where stalled fertility declines are seen and unmet need affects more than 20% of women. In Ghana, fertility has fallen in some parts of the country but not in others.
Amoako-Johnson, F.; Matthews, Z.; Padmadas, S.S.; Brown, J.J. Exploring geographical variations in unmet need for contraception in Ghana by means of small area estimates. (2010)