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Prevalence of IUD contraception among women in Europe 2018

In Norway in 2018, 23.3 percent of women aged 15 to 49 years were using intrauterine devices (IUD), the highest prevalence of this form of contraception in Europe. Estonia and France both had a prevalence of 21.5 percent of women in the country with an IUD. While in Albania and Poland, less than one percent of women had an IUD implanted.

Other contraception prevalence

Norway also has the highest prevalence in Europe of women using any form of contraception, with over 88 percent using any method. Czechia and Finland both had high levels of use among women with around 86 percent of women in each country generally using contraception. Furthermore, Finland had the highest prevalence in Europe of women using the male condom as their main form of contraception with almost 31 percent doing so. Condoms are currently the only form of contraception that prevents both pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted infections. 

STIs in Europe 

In 2017, there were over 400 thousand confirmed cases of Chlamydia in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA). Iceland had the highest rate of Chlamydia with 650 cases per 100 thousand population, followed by Denmark with a rate of 573. Furthermore, across the whole of Europe, there were over 33.2 thousand cases of Syphilis reported in 2017. The UK and Germany had the highest number of cases in their countries with each having over seven thousand cases reported in this year. 

Prevalence of women using an intrauterine device (IUD) for contraception in Europe in 2018, by country

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Release date

September 2019



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Age group

15-49 years

Special properties

Women who are married or in union

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