Long Acting Reversible Methods of Contraception (LARC) in Scotland

This dataset gives an annual update on the proportion of women of reproductive age (15-49) prescribed long acting reversible methods of contraception (LARC) in primary care and sexual health settings. This includes the contraceptive injection, implant, intrauterine device (IUD) and intrauterine system (IUS).

Further information on long acting reversible contraception can be found in the recent annual publication and the ISD Sexual Health topic page. The date of the next release can be found on our list of forthcoming publications.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source National Sexual Health Sytem (NaSH) and Prescribing Information System (PIS)
Author Maternity, Births and Sexual Health
Version 1.0
Last Updated September 20, 2022, 09:33 (BST)
Created April 2, 2020, 13:00 (BST)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Sexual Health
Frequency Annual
Time frame of data and timeliness Source extracts are taken in July and published in September of the same year.
Coverage Covers LARC prescriptions issued from April 2013
Completeness Extracts reflect latest data taken from the NaSH and PIS systems which can be subject to updates and revisions
Accuracy The figures are compared to previous figures and expected trends.
Continuity of data Data are reported from consistently collated data from 2013/14, allowing comparison over the years included.
Concepts and definitions Concepts and definitions are provided in the publication available on the ISD website (See Links).
Disclosure The PHS statistical disclosure protocol has been followed.
Revision statement These data are not subject to planned major revisions.
Official statistics designation National Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Making information publicly available for planning, provision of services, monitoring standards, and the statistics provide comparative information.
Format csv
Language English
Links

LARC Publication

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