Try our corporate solution for free!
(212) 419-8286
hadley.ward@statista.com

Sexual health in the UK - statistics & facts

Sexual health refers to any element which affects a person’s sexual functions and reproduction, and therefore is an important part of physical and mental well-being. Certain sexual behaviors can impact on health with sexually transmitted infections (STI) and diseases (STD). In the United Kingdom (UK), all sexual health services are free to everyone at the point of use. These services can take the form of family planning, genitourinary medicine (GUM), or sexual and reproductive health clinics. In 2019, over 2.74 million individuals went to a sexual health clinic in England.

Prevalence of STIs in the UK

In England, the rate of STIs in 2019 was 832 cases per 100,000 population, that is an increase from the preceding four years. Annual cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes have been increasing in both England and Scotland since 2010, while chlamydia cases have been increasing only in England. In 2019, over 229 thousand cases of chlamydia were diagnosed in England, accounting for almost half of all STIs diagnosed in the country in that year. Furthermore, the rate of chlamydia in the UK was one of the highest in Europe.

Contraception use

Across the whole UK in 2018, the birth control pill was the most common method of contraception for women aged between 15 and 49 years, with 28 percent using it as their main method. While only a slightly lower share of women, 27 percent, used the male condom as their main form of contraception. Condoms are the most effective way of preventing the transmission of STIs. When compared to European countries, the UK has one of the highest condom use rates, only having a lower share of use than Spain and Finland.

Key figures

The most important key figures provide you with a compact summary of the topic of "Sexual health in the UK" and take you straight to the corresponding statistics.

STI transmission

Contraceptive use

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the {amountStatistics} most important statistics relating to "Sexual health in the UK".

Sexual health in the United Kingdom

Dossier on the topic

All important statistics are prepared by our experts – available for direct download as PPT & PDF!
TOP SELLER

Sexual health in the UK - statistics & facts

Sexual health refers to any element which affects a person’s sexual functions and reproduction, and therefore is an important part of physical and mental well-being. Certain sexual behaviors can impact on health with sexually transmitted infections (STI) and diseases (STD). In the United Kingdom (UK), all sexual health services are free to everyone at the point of use. These services can take the form of family planning, genitourinary medicine (GUM), or sexual and reproductive health clinics. In 2019, over 2.74 million individuals went to a sexual health clinic in England.

Prevalence of STIs in the UK

In England, the rate of STIs in 2019 was 832 cases per 100,000 population, that is an increase from the preceding four years. Annual cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes have been increasing in both England and Scotland since 2010, while chlamydia cases have been increasing only in England. In 2019, over 229 thousand cases of chlamydia were diagnosed in England, accounting for almost half of all STIs diagnosed in the country in that year. Furthermore, the rate of chlamydia in the UK was one of the highest in Europe.

Contraception use

Across the whole UK in 2018, the birth control pill was the most common method of contraception for women aged between 15 and 49 years, with 28 percent using it as their main method. While only a slightly lower share of women, 27 percent, used the male condom as their main form of contraception. Condoms are the most effective way of preventing the transmission of STIs. When compared to European countries, the UK has one of the highest condom use rates, only having a lower share of use than Spain and Finland.

Contact

Get in touch with us. We are happy to help.
Statista Locations
Contact Hadley Ward
Hadley Ward
Sales Manager– Contact (United States)

Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm (EST)

Contact Ziyan Zhang
Ziyan Zhang
Customer Relations– Contact (Asia)

Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 10pm (IST)

Contact Kisara Mizuno
Kisara Mizuno
Customer Success Manager– Contact (Asia)

Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 5:30pm (JST)

Contact Lodovica Biagi
Lodovica Biagi
Director of Operations– Contact (Europe)

Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 5pm (GMT)

Contact Catalina Rodriguez
Catalina Rodriguez
Key Account Manager - LAC– Contact (Latin America)

Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm (EST)