Usage of contraceptive pills in the Netherlands 2010-2015, by type

The statistic displays the number of contraceptive pill users in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2015, by type. As of 2015, roughly 1.44 million women in the Netherlands made use of the contraceptive pill, whereas approximately 300,000 of the higher risk versions. These high risk contraceptive pills reached the news in the Netherlands in 2013 with the Diane-35-pill, which could lead to a higher chance of thrombosis when used. When looking at the five year period, the use of the 'higher' risk contraceptive pill decreased every year. In 2010, approximately 440,000 made use of this higher risk pill.

Number of contraceptive pill users in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2015, by type*

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Release date

June 2017


Europe, Netherlands

Survey time period

2010 to 2015

Supplementary notes

* Concerning contraceptive pills dispensed by the pharmacies.

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