Colombia

13.754 Number of women aged 15-49 (thousands)1 2 Total Fertility Rate (TFR)2 76% Percent of Married Women 15-49 Using Contraception, Modern Methods2 3.8% Percent of women using IUDs Among Modern Contraceptive Users3 6.7% Percent with Unmet Need for Family Planning2

1 Population by Broad Age Groups – Female – UN Population Division 2020
2 PRB 2019 World Population Data Sheet
3 UN Contraceptive Use by Method Data Booklet 2019

ESAR / PROSER / Orientame

Fundación ESAR (Education for Reproductive Health) is a non-for-profit organization, founded in 1992 and based in Bogota, Colombia. ESAR is dedicated to the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights, with emphasis on the prevention of unwanted pregnancy and its adverse health and social consequences, and does this through the training providers and creation a network of service delivery In Latin America. ESAR’s partner, Proser was founded in 1999 and is a non-for-profit, non-governmental organization with the objective of developing, supporting and promoting all activities which contribute to sexual and reproductive well-being.

This project is focused on ESAR Colombia providers, which include 2 clinics in Bogota, (Oriéntame) 1 clinic in Pereira, (Apóyame) and an additional 17 independent provider members throughout the country (Bogota, Medellin, Yopal, Pereira, Quibdo, Neiva, Cucuta, Bucaramanga, Pasto, and Ibague) who have all been trained under the same comprehensive care model and together, will have served an estimated 12,000 women in 2012.

Since the program’s initiation in 2014, Colombia has received a total of 2.200 LNG IUS devices, available for distribution.