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National Statistics
Publication, Part of

NHS Contraceptive Services - England, 2005-2006

Official statistics, National statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations, Hospital and Community Health Services
Date Range:
01 Apr 2005 to 31 Mar 2006


This bulletin contains information on NHS community contraception services on KT31 return, it includes services provided by:

  • trusts in NHS clinics and as domiciliary visits
  • brook services

It does not include services provided by consultants in out-patient clinics or those provided by General Practitioners. However limited data is presented in this publication on out-patient clinics from The Information Centres Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and prescription data from the Prescribing Support Unit (PSU).

'Contraception and Sexual Health 2005/06', is published on the same day by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on behalf of The Information Centre. This is a sample survey of women aged 16 to 49 and men aged 16-69, in Great Britain, and gives an overview of all contraception used irrespective of whether it is provided by the NHS or not. It also asks about sexual behaviour and knowledge of sexually transmitted infections.

Detailed results from this survey are available from the ONS web site.

ISBN Reference: 1-84636-083-8

Key Facts

  • There were about 2.6 million attendances at NHS community contraception clinics made by about 1.2 million women
  • Of the 1.2 million women attending community contraception clinics, the proportion aged under 16 has grown over the last 10 years from just over 5 per cent to nearly 7 per cent
  • The peak age group for clinic attendance was 16-19; an estimated 22 per cent, based on the rate per 100 population, of women in this age group visited a clinic during the year. The equivalent figure for 15 year olds and under is just under 9 per cent. Figures for both age groups remain unchanged from the previous year
  • Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) accounted for almost 20 per cent of primary method of contraception. LARC includes: IUD, injectable contraception, implants and IUS.


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