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People > Marriage, divorce and children Stats: compare key data on Germany & United States

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STAT Germany United States HISTORY
Contraception use among married women > Any method 66.2%
Ranked 14th.
76.4%
Ranked 4th. 15% more than Germany

Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage 66.2%
Ranked 14th.
76.4%
Ranked 4th. 15% more than Germany

Contraception use among married women > Condom 6.2%
Ranked 21st.
11.8%
Ranked 5th. 90% more than Germany

Marriageable age > Females 18
Ranked 13th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 36th.
Marriageable age > Males 18
Ranked 13th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 37th.
Marriageable age > Notes 16 with court permission and parental consent. Generally 18, but varies by state. Most states allow minors to marry with judicial and/or parental consent. Main article: Age of marriage in United States of America
Marriages 386,000
Ranked 3rd.
2.12 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Germany

Marriages per thousand people 4.71
Ranked 34th.
6.8
Ranked 27th. 44% more than Germany

Minimum legal marrying age > With parental consent > For Women 16 13
Minimum marrying age > Without parental consent > For Men 18
Ranked 37th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 60th.
Sperm donation laws > Children per donor 15 children No enforced national limit - guidelines recommend 25 births per population of 850,000
Teen marriage rate > Men 0.0
Ranked 20th.
1.5
Ranked 3rd.
Teen marriage rate > Women 0.3
Ranked 20th.
2.8
Ranked 13th. 9 times more than Germany
Total divorces 187,640
Ranked 5th.
877,000
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than Germany

Total divorces per thousand people 2.29
Ranked 24th.
2.81
Ranked 8th. 23% more than Germany

Minimum marrying age > With parental consent > For Women 16
Ranked 13th. 23% more than United States
13
Ranked 91st.
Contraception use among married women > Modern methods > Percentage 61.6%
Ranked 10th.
70.4%
Ranked 3rd. 14% more than Germany

Sperm donation laws > Allowed recipients Usually married heterosexual couples Everyone
Sperm donation laws > Donor anonymity no varies
Sperm donation laws > Donor payment varies varies
Contraception use among married women > Condom > Percentage 6.2%
Ranked 21st.
11.8%
Ranked 5th. 90% more than Germany

Contraception use among married women > Modern methods 61.6%
Ranked 10th.
70.4%
Ranked 3rd. 14% more than Germany

Minimum marrying age > With parental consent > For Men 16
Ranked 28th. 14% more than United States
14
Ranked 83th.
Minimum marrying age > Without parental consent > For Women 18
Ranked 30th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 52nd.

SOURCES: United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Wikipedia: Marriageable age (Africa); Wikipedia: Marriageable age (South America); United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Wikipedia: Sperm donation laws by country (Overview table); United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables

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