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STAT Sweden United States HISTORY
Contraception use among married women > Any method 75.2%
Ranked 4th.
76.4%
Ranked 4th. 2% more than Sweden

Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage 75.2%
Ranked 4th.
76.4%
Ranked 4th. 2% more than Sweden

Contraception use among married women > Condom 16.4%
Ranked 2nd. 39% more than United States
11.8%
Ranked 5th.

Marriageable age > Females 18
Ranked 35th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 36th.
Marriageable age > Males 18
Ranked 36th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 37th.
Marriageable age > Notes Under 18 with permission from the county administrative board (LST). The county administrative board may only give permission when there are 'special reasons' but although the custodians of the underage should be heard if possible, the consent of the custodians is not required. Although the law specifies no lower age limit to enter into marriage, the policy of the LST is to not grant any permission to a person under 15 years of age. 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 50,616
Ranked 14th.
2.12 million
Ranked 2nd. 42 times more than Sweden

Marriages per thousand people 5.32
Ranked 22nd.
6.8
Ranked 27th. 28% more than Sweden

Sperm donation laws > Children per donor 12 children to 6 families (2 per family) No enforced national limit - guidelines recommend 25 births per population of 850,000
Teen marriage rate > Men 0.1
Ranked 31st.
1.5
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than Sweden
Teen marriage rate > Women 0.5
Ranked 31st.
2.8
Ranked 13th. 6 times more than Sweden
Total divorces 23,422
Ranked 10th.
877,000
Ranked 2nd. 37 times more than Sweden

Total divorces per thousand people 2.46
Ranked 7th.
2.81
Ranked 8th. 14% more than Sweden

Years spent single before marriage > Females 32.3 years
Ranked 1st. 23% more than United States
26.3 years
Ranked 8th.
Years spent single before marriage > Males 34.5 years
Ranked 1st. 21% more than United States
28.6 years
Ranked 8th.
Minimum marrying age > Without parental consent > For Women 18
Ranked 51st. The same as United States
18
Ranked 52nd.
Adoption > Adoption to live birth ratio 1.1
Ranked 2nd.
3
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Sweden
Sperm donation laws > Allowed recipients Married or in cohabitation Everyone
Sperm donation laws > Donor anonymity no varies
Sperm donation laws > Donor payment 300 SEK varies
Contraception use among married women > Condom > Percentage 16.4%
Ranked 2nd. 39% more than United States
11.8%
Ranked 5th.

Contraception use among married women > Modern methods 64.8%
Ranked 4th.
70.4%
Ranked 3rd. 9% more than Sweden

Minimum marrying age > Without parental consent > For Men 18
Ranked 59th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 60th.
Contraception use among married women > Modern methods > Percentage 64.8%
Ranked 4th.
70.4%
Ranked 3rd. 9% more than Sweden

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.; 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; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Wikipedia: Adoption (Modern period) (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Trends in Foster Care and Adoption, ); United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables

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