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India Marriage, divorce and children Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Childless women, aged 40-44 8% 1991 14th out of 22
Contraception use among married women > Any method 54.8% 2008 14th out of 23
Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage 54.8% 2008 14th out of 23
Contraception use among married women > Condom 5.5% 2008 12th out of 22
Contraception use among married women > Modern methods > Percentage 48.1% 2008 13th out of 23
Marriage rate for girls under 18 47% 2014 12th out of 20
Marriageable age > Females 18 2014 6th out of 32
Marriageable age > Males 21 2014 2nd out of 32
Marriageable age > Notes url= http://india.gov.in/howdo/howdoi.php?service=3 |title=Obtain Marriage Certificate - How do I: National Portal of India |publisher=India.gov.in |date= |accessdate=2013-01-14}}</ref> If any partner(s) engages in marriage at a younger age, (s)he can ask for the marriage to be declared void. A recent recommendation by the Law Commission aims to equalize the marriage age for males and females to 18. Official policy automatically declares marriages under 16 as "null and void", while marriages at the age of 16 or 17 are "voidable". In 2012, high court has declared that Muslim women can marry at 15. Additionally, the report declares that "In spite of these legal provisions, child marriage is still widely practiced and a marriage solemnized in contravention of these provisions is not void even under the new PCMA, 1929, the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and also under the Muslim Law." 2014
Minimum marrying age > Without parental consent > For Men 21 2011 14th out of 145
Minimum marrying age > Without parental consent > For Women 18 2011 63th out of 144
Teen marriage rate > Women 27.6 2006 3rd out of 16
Women denied family planning 20.5% 2008 4th out of 13
Years spent single before marriage > Females 19.9 years 1999 17th out of 19
Years spent single before marriage > Males 24.9 years 1999 15th out of 16

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