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NHS Contraceptive Services - England, 2004-2005Official statistics, National statistics
- Publication Date:
- 28 Oct 2005
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations, Government Office Regions, Hospital and Community Health Services
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2004 to 31 Mar 2005
NHS contraceptive services in England are provided principally by General Practitioners and family planning clinics. Services are also provided by voluntary organisations and by the private sector.
In 2004-2005 family planning clinics in England recorded about 2.6 million attendances, made by about 1.2 million different women and 99,000 men, a decrease of 2-3% compared with the corresponding figures for 2003-2004.
Emergency contraception was prescribed by clinics on 179,000 occasions, a decrease of 5% compared with 2003-04.