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Contains information on NHS community contraception services on KT31 return, it includes services provided by: trusts in NHS clinics and as domiciliary visits, brook services. It does not include services provided by consultants in out-patient clinics or those provided by General Practitioners. Data also available at SHA level.

Main Topics/Subject Category

Number of first contacts at community contraception clinics by gender and age, number of first contacts with women and men at community contraception clinics by primary method of contraception, occasions on which emergency contraceptives were issued at community contraceptive clinics by type, first contacts with men at community contraception clinics, clinic sessions for people aged under 25, total contacts at community contraception clinics, first contacts and domiciliary visits, all operations count of episodes for sterilisations and vasectomies by age, number of contraceptive items dispensed in the community, percentage of contacts with women by provider, by age group and by method of contraception

Contraception, emergency contraception, sterilisation, vasectomies, sexual health
Identifier Variables
Economic/Subject Categories
Sexual Health
Area of Health System
Primary care
Data collecting organization (s)
Department of Health and NHS information centre
Data Type
Coverage (date of field work)
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Unit of Analysis

Sample size (all ages males and females):
*1997-98 1,272
*1998-99 1,253
*1999-2000 1,271
*2000-01 1,274
*2001-02 1,288
*2002-03 1,275
*2003-04 1,290
*2004-05 1,261
*2005-06 1,249
2006-07 1,249
2007-08 1,233

NHS information centre (for data from 2003/4 - 2007/8) AND Department of health (for data from 1997/8 - 2003/4)
Conditions of Access
Free access
NHS information center:[…]/contraception Department of Health:[…]/DH_4086490
Lancucki L and Saberton I. NHS Contraceptive Services, England. BMJ 2002; 325: 986