Contraceptive methods used by women in Belgium 2018, by method

In 2018, most sexually active women in Belgium, aged 15 to 49, used the pill as a contraceptive method. The second most popular method in Belgium was the intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD). In 2018, around 48 percent of Belgian women used the pill and roughly 26 percent of them the IUD. Other methods of contraception were used by women in the country, although to a much lesser extent. For instance, barriers such as diaphragms, spermicide or sponges were used by 8,3 percent of respondents.

Share of sexually active women aged 15 to 49 who used a contraceptive method in Belgium in 2018, by method

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Release date

October 2019

Region

Belgium

Survey time period

2001 to 2018

Number of respondents

1,149 respondents

Age group

15-49 years

Special properties

Sexually active respondents

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Quelle(s) méthode(s) de contraception - vous ou votre/vos partenaire(s) - avez-vous utilisée(s) au cours des 12 derniers mois ? " which translates as "What contraceptive method have you or your partner used these last 12 months?"

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