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

In Belgium, over 87 percent of sexually active women who have a higher education used a contraceptive method in 2018. According to this study, it appeared that the higher the education level, the higher the use of a contraception method. For instance, 56 percent of women with a primary education used a contraceptive method, whereas 80 percent of women with upper secondary education used one.

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

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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)?"

Number of respondents varied as follows:
Primary education; 22 respondents
Lower secondary education: 87 respondents
Upper secondary education: 410
Higher education: 875 respondents

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