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NHS community contraceptive services

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  • Release date: 13 November 2013
  • Period covered: 2012-13
An annual report which includes data on men and women attending clinics, main method of contraception, emergency contraception, sterilisations and vasectomies .

Key points

  • Almost 50,300 women and around 4,500 men attended clinics for contraceptive services.
  • 40% of the women attending clinics chose oral contraception, down from 51% in 2002-03, but still the most popular method provided.
  • 28% chose injectables and implants, up from 11% in 2002-03.
  • 17% of the women seen chose condoms in 2012-13, down from 28% in 2002-03.
  • A third (32%) of women attending clinics were under 20 years old.
  • Only 8.2% of the female population in Wales aged between 13 and 44 attend community clinics for contraceptive services.

This is the last planned release in this series; see the release for further details.


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