Use of the IUD as contraceptive method by women in Belgium 2001-2018

In Belgium, the use of the IUD (Intrauterine contraceptive device) by sexually active women increased from 2001 to 2018. For instance, in 2001, around ten percent of women aged 15 to 49 used such a device, whereas, in 2018, this number rose to 25.8 percent. In other words, one out of four sexually active women in Belgium used an IUD as a contraceptive method in 2018.

Share of sexually active women aged 15 to 49 who used the IUD (Intrauterine contraceptive device) as a contraceptive method in Belgium from 2001 to 2018*

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

2001 to 2018

Number of respondents

1,149 respondents

Age group

15-49 years

Special properties

sexually active respondents

Supplementary notes

* IUD: Intrauterine contraceptive device.
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?"
Multiple answers were possible.

Number of respondents varied per year as follows:
2001: 1,674 respondents
2004: 1,366 respondents
2013: 1,079 respondents
2018: 1,149 respondents.

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