PMC in Argentina

PMC began working in Argentina in 2012. Its population of 43.4 million is expected to grow by 34% by 2100.

PMC co-produced Último Año (“Last Year”) with MTV Latin America, which aired in Argentina for one hour, five nights per week. Because it was broadcast on MTV Latin America, which broadcasts throughout much of Latin America, the estimated audience reach of this serial drama was 22 million households. Último Año’s website recorded 324,000 visits and 1.4 million page views. Último Año ranked #4 on MTV Latin America’s website, received 46,000 likes on Facebook and gained 12,000 followers on Twitter. Último Año won a number of MTV awards, including TV production, musical theme, best finish, favorite antagonistic character, and best performance.


Viewers of PMC's co-production with MTV, Último Año, were significantly more likely than non-viewers to say they used something to prevent pregnancy in the last month (78% vs. 64%).

Population Size

43,416,755 (2015)

0.95%
Growth Rate

Projected Population Growth

Background


79%

Almost 79% of Argentinians use contraception.

(CIA Factbook, 2004-2005)

  • Growth rate compared to world: 123 (CIA, 2012)
  • Total Fertility Rate: 2.25 children/woman (CIA, 2014)
  • Contraceptive Prevalence Rate: 78.9% (CIA, 2004-2005)
  • HIV/AIDS Adult Prevalence Rate: 0.4% (CIA, 2012)
  • HIV/AIDS Compared to World: 45 (CIA, 2012)
  • Population Below International Poverty Line: 0.9% (UNICEF Economic Indicators, 2007-2011)

Our Projects

PMC co-produced one TV serial drama to impact important health and social issues, such as adolescent reproductive health and teenage pregnancy.

About Argentina

Argentina is approximately a third of the size of the United States with a population of 43 million. Argentina’s education and healthcare system is credited with being one of the best in Latin America, but it struggles with a high maternal mortality rate despite 98 percent of births occuring in a hospital. Argentina experiences approximately 44 deaths per 100,000 births.

It’s believed that many of these deaths occur because of illegal abortions. The government’s ban on abortion is held up stringently except in certain cases of rape or if the woman’s life or health is threatened. Post-partum hemorrhaging (PPH) and sepsis, two of the most common causes of maternal mortality in Argentina, are often related to the secret abortions. The government has tried to address this high maternal mortality rate with policy changes that increase reproductive health services, but enforcement of these policies has been limited and in some cases policy changes that would have increased women’s ability to access health services have been retracted.


Current World Population

7,566,815,909

Net Growth During Your Visit

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