Contraceptive use among women in England 2018/19, by type and age

This statistic shows the share of women in contact with sexual and reproductive health services using user dependent or long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) in England in 2018/19. The results show that women under the age of 34 are more likely to use user dependent forms of contraception.

Share of women using user dependent and long lasting contraceptives in England in 2018/19, by age*

Age in yearsUser DependentLARCs
45 and over43%57%
Under 1662%38%
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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* User dependent contraceptives include oral contraceptives, male condom, female condom, the contraceptive patch, spermicides, vaginal ring and natural family planning.
LARCs (Long acting reversible contraceptives) include Inter-Uterine Devices (IUD), Intra Uterine System (IUS) injectable contraceptive and implants.

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