Call to raise contraception choice awareness

May 2017

General Practitioners

Country of origin: UK

Economics of Sexual Health has shown that by raising the profile of different methods of contraception, the number of unintended pregnancies in the UK would fall, and costs incurred by abortion and maternity services could be cut by £500 million over 15 years.


The report, commissioned by the Family Planning Association, collated evidence from a two-year investigation, and suggests that the increased use of contraceptive implants and the IUS would reduce unwanted pregnancies. It highlighted that around 80% of women obtain contraception from their GP practice, which is often unable to offer many of the longer acting methods.


The report suggests that PCOs should urgently review GP training in this area, particularly for contraceptive methods such as implants, IUDs and the IUS.


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