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

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STAT United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Contraception use among married women > Any method 84%
Ranked 1st. 10% more than United States
76.4%
Ranked 4th.

Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage 84%
Ranked 1st. 10% more than United States
76.4%
Ranked 4th.

Contraception use among married women > Condom 27%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
11.8%
Ranked 5th.

Marriageable age > Notes England and Wales : 16 with 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 277,740
Ranked 13th.
2.12 million
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than United Kingdom

Marriages per thousand people 4.46
Ranked 67th.
6.8
Ranked 27th. 52% more than United Kingdom

Sperm donation laws > Allowed recipients Everyone Everyone
Sperm donation laws > Children per donor 10 families worldwide No enforced national limit - guidelines recommend 25 births per population of 850,000
Sperm donation laws > Donor anonymity no varies
Teen marriage rate > Men 0.1
Ranked 14th.
1.5
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than United Kingdom
Teen marriage rate > Women 0.4
Ranked 17th.
2.8
Ranked 13th. 7 times more than United Kingdom
Total divorces 129,764
Ranked 9th.
877,000
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than United Kingdom

Total divorces per thousand people 2.07
Ranked 28th.
2.81
Ranked 8th. 36% more than United Kingdom

Years spent single before marriage > Females 26.4 years
Ranked 7th. About the same as United States
26.3 years
Ranked 8th.
Years spent single before marriage > Males 28.4 years
Ranked 12th.
28.6 years
Ranked 8th. 1% more than United Kingdom
Sperm donation laws > Donor payment \u00a3 35 to cover expenses varies
Contraception use among married women > Condom > Percentage 27%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United States
11.8%
Ranked 5th.

Contraception use among married women > Modern methods 84%
Ranked 1st. 19% more than United States
70.4%
Ranked 3rd.

Contraception use among married women > Modern methods > Percentage 84%
Ranked 1st. 19% more than United States
70.4%
Ranked 3rd.

SOURCES: United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Wikipedia: Marriageable age (Africa); 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

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