Use of a contraceptive method by women in Belgium in 2018, by age

In Belgium, over 93 percent of sexually active women aged 15 to 24 years old used a contraceptive method in 2018. According to this study, it appeared that the older the age group, the lesser use of a contraception method. For instance, figures fell to 82 percent within the 35 to 44 years old group and 76,4 percent in women aged 45 to 49 years old.

Share of sexually active women aged 15 to 49 who used a contraceptive method in the last 12 months in Belgium in 2018, by age

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Release date

October 2019

Region

Belgium

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

1,417 respondents

Age group

15-49 years

Special properties

Sexually active respondents

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Au cours des 12 derniers mois, avez-vous utilisé - vous-même ou votre/vos partenaire(s) - une méthode de contraception (afin d’éviter une grossesse) ? " which translates as "Within the last 12 months, have you or your partner used a method of contraception (to avoid a pregnancy)?"

200 respondents were aged 15 to 24
444 respondents were aged 25 to 34
517 respondents were aged 35 to 44
256 respondents were aged 45 to 49

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