Lower EC knowledge in Roma settlements

December 2021. Data on emergency contraception’ knowledge and use are included in Unicef’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) for some countries. National survey reports are available on-line.

Serbia and North Macedonia identified important EC knowledge gaps between overall population and population in Roma settlements.

Serbia:1 

% of all women aged 15-49 who have heard of EC: 91,4%
% of all women aged 15-49 who have heard of EC in Roma Settlements: 30,1%
North Macedonia:2
% of all women aged 15-49 who have heard of EC: 67,7%
% of all women aged 15-49 who have heard of EC in Roma Settlements: 27,7%

Efforts are needed to ensure that education and information reach all populations, in order to ensure equal access to EC and all contraceptive methods.

 


Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia and UNICEF. 2020. Serbia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey and Serbia Roma Settlements Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, 2019, Survey Findings Report. Belgrade, Serbia: Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia and UNICEF.

Source: State Statistical Office and UNICEF. 2020. 2018-2019 North Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey and 2018-2019 North Macedonia Roma Settlements Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, Survey Findings Report. Skopje, North Macedonia: State Statistical Office and UNICEF.