Use of the IUD as contraceptive method by women in Belgium 2018, by education level

In Belgium, the higher the education level, the higher the use of an IUD (Intrauterine contraceptive device) by sexually active women, aged 15 to 49 years old, in 2018. For instance, no women with a primary education level used such a contraceptive device, whereas, roughly 30 percent of women with higher education used an IUD in 2018.

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

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period


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 educational level as follows:
Primary: 12 respondents
Lower secondary education: 58 respondents
Upper secondary education: 320 respondents
Higher education: 744 respondents.

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