Women using Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, by main method of contraception, age and local authority

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Headline data

Source: NHS Digital

Geographical Area: England

Unit of Measurement: Thousands of women


1. The data collection period runs from April to March.

2. Other methods include the cap, diaphragm, spermicides (but only when used on their own) and vaginal ring.

3. A person contacting a service multiple times during the year will only be counted once.

4. This analysis is not necessarily 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 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.

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

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