PMC in Costa Rica

PMC began working in Costa Rica in 2012. In the past 50 years, the country's population has tripled.

PMC co-produced Último Año (“Last Year”) with MTV Latin America, which aired in Cost Rica 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 Añowon 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

4,807,850 (2015)

0.96%
Growth Rate

Projected Population Growth

Background


8.9%

Almost 9% of Costa Rican girls will have a child by their 18th birthday.

(UNICEF)

  • Growth Rate Compared to World: 96 (CIA, 2014)
  • Total Fertility Rate: 1.91 children born/woman (CIA, 2014)
  • Births by Age 18: 8.9% (UNICEF Economic Indicators, 2008-2012)
  • Contraceptive Prevalence Rate: 82.2% (CIA, 2010)
  • HIV/AIDS Adult Prevalence Rate: 0.3% (CIA, 2012)
  • HIV/AIDS Compared to World: 105 (CIA, 2012)
  • Population Below International Poverty Line: 3.1% (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 Costa Rica

Costa Rica is about two and half times the size of El Salvador with a population of almost 5 million. Despite being considered one of the top safest and economically prosperous countries in South and Central America (it demilitarized itself about 65 years ago), Costa Rica has a high rate of teenage pregnancies (16 percent) and unsafe abortions. Abortions is one of the top causes of maternal mortality in the country. Abortions in Costa Rica are illegal (except under very specific circumstances) and most sexual and reproductive health curriculums in Costa Rica only teach abstinence.


Current World Population

7,535,113,617

Net Growth During Your Visit

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