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National Statistics
Publication

Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (Contraception), England, 2018/19 [NS]

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National statistics
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Geographic coverage:
England
Date range:
01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019

Summary

This publication primarily covers contraceptive activity taking place at dedicated Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services in England, as recorded in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Dataset (SRHAD), a mandated collection for all providers of NHS SRH services. Data from GP settings and pharmacies is not included (unless otherwise stated). People attend SRH services for a variety of reasons, but the main focus of this report is contraception.

Key facts

Latest available year of data is 2018/19 unless otherwise stated. 

Data is for SRH services only unless otherwise stated.

Image for infographic 1.40 million contacts with SRH services for reasons of contraception
1.40 million contacts with SRH services for reasons of contraception

Down 3% compared to 2017/18 (1.45 million), and down 25% compared to 2014/15 (1.87 million)

Image for infographic 44% uptake of long acting reversible contraceptives
44% uptake of long acting reversible contraceptives

A proportion that has been rising steadily over the last ten years

Image for infographic 39% uptake of the contraceptive pill
39% uptake of the contraceptive pill

Down from 45% in 2014/15, but still the most popular type of method

Image for infographic 36% fall in emergency contraceptive items provided over the last ten years
36% fall in emergency contraceptive items provided over the last ten years

Also a 51% fall in those prescribed at other locations in the community (2008 to 2018)

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Last edited: 26 September 2019 6:51 am