47.105 Number of women aged 15-49 (thousands)1 2.05 Total Fertility Rate (TFR)2 52.8% Percent of Married Women 15-49 Using Contraception, Modern Methods2 0.5% Percent of women using IUDs Among Modern Contraceptive Users3 18.9% Percent with Unmet Need for Family Planning4

1 Population by Broad Age Groups – Female – UN Population Division 2020 2 PRB 2019 World Population Data Sheet 3 Family Planning 2020 – Core Indicator Summary Sheet 2019 4 UN Contraceptive Use by Method Data Booklet 2019

Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP) / Pathfinder International

Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP)/Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is mandated to provide female and male family planning (FP) methods, offering the broadest possible choice. These include short acting, long acting reversible, and permanent methods. In providing FP services, the MOHFW facilities ensure informed choice and voluntary use of FP for both women and men. Links between various levels providing FP services are established through a functioning referral system. DGFP has agreed to serve as receiving organization for this project. Pathfinder International is responsible for LNG IUS program implementation working closely with DGFP providing technical assistance to DGFP to strengthen provider skills and expand access to contraceptive services by using its platform of activities with DGFP to provide training in LNG IUS to DGFP trainers and providers in high volume centers and provide assistance on follow up and monitoring of the initiated services.

The partnership with DGFP in Bangladesh began in August 2021, when the first shipment of 300 units of LNG IUS were shipped to Dhaka.