This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Women using Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, by main method of contraception, age and local authority
The number of women (in thousands) using Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, by main method of contraception, age and local authority
|Unit of measurement||
Thousands of women
SRH - SRH services include family planning services, community contraception clinics, integrated GUM and SRH services and young people’s services e.g. Brook advisory centres.
LARC - LARC refers to long acting reversible contraceptives.
IUD - IUD refers to intrauterine device.
IUS - IUS refers to intrauterine system.
Data on female condom usage only available 2014/15 through 2017/18.
Region and local authority data only available 2019/20 through 2021/22.
No calculations were performed in the data acquisition of this indicator.
This analysis is not representative of the uptake of contraception methods across the whole population. Contraceptives can be obtained from other sources such as GPs or direct from pharmacies, whilst non-prescription items like condoms can be obtained easily without a visit to a medical specialist.
This analysis excludes people where no main method of contraception was recorded during the year.
The all ages total includes records where the age was not recorded. This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||20 March 2023|
|Metadata last updated||06 April 2023|