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Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2007 Nov;135(1):73-5. Epub 2007 May 29.

Contraceptive practices and trends in Spain: 1997-2003.

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Servicio de Ginecología, Hospital Santiago Apóstol, Vitoria, Alava, Spain. ilete@hsan.osakidetza.net

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To know the contraceptive use and trends in the Spanish female population.

STUDY DESIGN:

Since 1997, we have conducted a survey every 2 years on the use of contraceptive methods among a representative sample of Spanish women of childbearing potential (15-49 years).

RESULTS:

In the period 1997-2003, the percentage of use of contraceptive methods in Spain rose from 55.6% to 71.2%. The most commonly used method was the condom (21% in 1997, 21.9% in 1999, 29.5% in 2001 and 35.7% in 2003), followed by the contraceptive pill (14.2%, 16.5%, 19.2% and 18.3%, respectively). Male or female sterilization remained stable with percentages of use of 5-7%. IUDs are used by about 5% of women.

CONCLUSIONS:

The use of contraceptive methods among Spanish women of childbearing potential generally fits quite well the patterns found in other developed countries, and we observed a trend towards increased use of effective methods.

PMID:
17537567
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejogrb.2006.11.025
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