TABLE 2. Contraceptive Prevalence Rates (%) in Pakistan, by Urban and Rural Area and Province, 2012–2013
Pakistan (nationally)Urban PakistanRural PakistanPunjab ProvinceKPK ProvinceSindh Province
Short-acting methods
LARCs and PMs
 Female sterilization8.
 Male sterilization0.
All modern methods26.
  • Abbreviations: IUD, intrauterine device; KPK, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; LAM, Lactational Amenorrhea Method; LARCs, long-acting reversible contraceptives; PMs, permanent methods.

  • Source: Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-13.11