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Contraception

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what types of contraceptive are available to (a) men and (b) women through family planning clinics; what the price of each item is; and what the cost of providing each contraceptive free of charge was in the last year for which figures are available. (83200)

The type of contraceptives available to men and women through community contraceptive services are shown in the following list. However, availability will vary between clinics.

Available contraception at family planning clinics

Available to men

Male condoms

Vasectomy (referral)

Contraception advice

Available to women

Oral contraceptive methods (pill)

Intrauterine devices (IUD)

Intrauterine system (IUS)

Implants

Intertable contraceptives

Male and female condoms (femidoms)

Female sterilisation (referral)

Contraception patch

Cap/diaphragm

Other chemicals/spermacides

Natural family planning awareness

The price of each item is available from the British National Formulary and is available on their website at www.bnf.org

The cost of providing each contraceptive free of charge via community contraceptive (family planning) clinics is not collected centrally.