The two most commonly prescribed types of contraception in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in under-25s in Hackney are oral contraception (2,490 prescriptions in 2014) and male condoms (1,695 distributed) – see Figure 5.C The most common form of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) prescribed was the implant, making up almost three-quarters (72%) of all LARC prescriptions.

Figure 5: Contraception prescriptions at SRH services in those aged 24 and under in Hackney (2014)

The two most commonly prescribed types of contraception are oral contraception and male condoms.
Source: NHS Digital, Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Data Set (SRHAD) Note: The contraceptive injection and the contraceptive patch are considered ‘intermediate’ contraception methods – they are not user-dependent on a daily or exposure basis (such as the contraceptive pill or barrier methods) nor are they long-acting (lasting 8-13 weeks and one week, respectively).

LARC is also available through GP practices as well as SRH services. LARC was prescribed through GPs at a rate of 19.8 per 1,000 women aged 15-44 in 2014 (data are not available for younger women separately). This constitutes 8% of all GP contraception prescriptions, compared with 26% of prescriptions in SRH services for women aged 15-44.

SRH services in Hackney and the City of London distributed emergency contraception to 15 per 1,000 women aged 13-54 in 2014/5.D In total, a similar number of emergency contraception prescriptions are provided through GPs (1,035) as through SRH services (1,570).

In 2013, there were 97 teenage conceptions in Hackney and the City of London, equating to a rate of 24 conceptions per 1,000 females aged 15-17 years old and 4.1 conceptions per 1,000 females aged 13-15 years old. 2

The rate of abortions in women aged 15-17 in Hackney in 2014 was 15.3 per 1,000. There were no abortions in women aged 15-17 in the City of London in 2014. Over one third of abortions in women aged under 25 in Hackney and in the City of London were repeat abortions.

In 2013 the rate of births in women aged 15-17 years in City and Hackney was 5.7 per 1,000 population. The absolute number of births at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (HUHFT) for women aged 15-17 was 26 in 2013/14 and 19 in 2014/15.

 

 

Notes

  1. There were five fewer male condoms (1,695) distributed than the barrier methods shown in Figure 7 (1,700) as barrier methods also include the diaphragm and cap.
  2. Emergency contraception includes prescribed oral and intrauterine device (IUD) methods but does not include over the counter purchases.
  3. There were five fewer male condoms (1,695) distributed than the barrier methods shown in Figure 7 (1,700) as barrier methods also include the diaphragm and cap.
  4. Emergency contraception includes prescribed oral and intrauterine device (IUD) methods but does not include over the counter purchases.

References

  1. “Public Health Profiles (‘Fingertips’),” Public Health England, 2015
  2. “Public Health Profiles (‘Fingertips’),” Public Health England, 2015