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Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Indicator 3.7.1: Proportion of women of reproductive age (aged 15–49 years) who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods

The number of women using Sexual and Reproductive Health Services


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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Women using Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, by main method of contraception and age

Indicator description
Geographical coverage


Unit of measurement

Thousands of women


SRH services include family planning services, community contraception clinics, integrated GUM and SRH services and young people’s services e.g. Brook advisory centres. LARC refers to long acting reversible contraceptives. IUD refers to intrauterine device. IUS refers to intrauterine system.

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Please note - This analysis is not representative of the uptake of contraception methods across the whole population. Contraceptives can be obtained from other sources such as GPs or direct from pharmacies, whilst non-prescription items like condoms can be obtained easily without a visit to a medical specialist. This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

3.7.1 Proportion of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisfied with modern methods

Target name

3.7 By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

United Nations Population Fund UNFPA

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NHS Digital



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage


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Release date


Next release


Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

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