19 October 2016: National statistics on reproductive health services have been published today by NHS Digital.
The report, "Statistics on Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, England 2015-16" provides information about activity taking place in the community at dedicated Sexual and Reproductive Health services, including some non-NHS services. This includes family planning clinics, community contraception clinics and some young people's services, such as Brook advisory centres.
Data includes a demographic breakdown of service users and information about the provision of contraception, including the number and type of items prescribed. Information about sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening or treatment is not provided - this information is available from the Genitourinary Medicine Clinic Activity Dataset.
It is important to note that this report does not cover all the ways in which a person may access reproductive health services. For example, it excludes services provided in out-patient clinics and those provided by General Practitioners as well as contraceptives purchased over the counter at a pharmacy or in other retail settings (unless otherwise stated). Therefore, changes over time presented in this report may be due to changes in the way people access contraceptive health services rather than changes in contraceptive use.
Read the full report at: http://www.content.digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB21969