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Health & Fitness Pandemic sees drop in sterilisations and vasectomies on the NHS

04:05  24 september  2021
04:05  24 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

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The pandemic led to a dramatic drop in the number of women being sterilised and men having vasectomies , new figures suggest. Data from NHS Digital shows that the number of sterilisations performed in NHS hospitals in England has fallen from 15,189 in 2010/11 to 12,144 in 2019/20, a drop of 20%. SRH services saw a “notably larger” fall in 2020/21 than in previous years, with 44,420 emergency contraception items dispensed, which was 45% less than in 2019/20 (80,692), NHS Digital said. The number of emergency contraception prescriptions dispensed in the community also fell to 90

The pandemic led to a dramatic drop in the number of women being sterilised and men having vasectomies , new figures suggest. Data from NHS Digital shows that the number of sterilisations performed in NHS hospitals in England has fallen from 15,189 in 2010/11 to 12,144 in 2019/20, a drop of 20%. SRH services saw a “notably larger” fall in 2020/21 than in previous years, with 44,420 emergency contraception items dispensed, which was 45% less than in 2019/20 (80,692), NHS Digital said. The number of emergency contraception prescriptions dispensed in the community also fell to 90

The pandemic led to a dramatic drop in the number of women being sterilised and men having vasectomies, new figures suggest.

Instruments laid out before a surgical procedure (Chris Ison/PA) © Chris Ison Instruments laid out before a surgical procedure (Chris Ison/PA)

Data from NHS Digital shows that the number of sterilisations performed in NHS hospitals in England has fallen from 15,189 in 2010/11 to 12,144 in 2019/20, a drop of 20%.

However, in 2020/21, there was a much larger fall of 37%, to 7,665 sterilisations.

Meanwhile, vasectomies have also been declining, with an accelerated drop during the pandemic year.

Before 2015/16, there was a long-term decline in the number of vasectomies performed, dropping 43% between 2010/11 (19,510) and 2014/15 (11,113).

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The pandemic led to a dramatic drop in the number of women being sterilised and men having vasectomies , new figures suggest. Data from NHS Digital shows that the number of sterilisations performed in NHS hospitals in England has fallen from 15,189 in 2010/11 to 12,144 in 2019/20, a drop of 20%. However, in 2020/21, there was a much larger fall of 37%, to 7,665 sterilisations . Meanwhile, vasectomies have also been declining, with an accelerated drop during the pandemic year.

The pandemic led to a dramatic drop in the number of women being sterilised and men having vasectomies , new figures suggest. © Chris Ison Instruments laid out before a surgical procedure (Chris Ison/PA) Data from NHS Digital shows that the number of sterilisations performed in NHS hospitals in England has fallen from 15,189 in 2010/11 to 12,144 in 2019/20, a drop of 20%.However, in 2020 Source

The numbers then stabilised until 2019/20 at around 11,000 to 12,000 a year.

a hand holding a blue umbrella: The pandemic has accelerated the drop (Lynne Cameron/PA) © Provided by PA Media The pandemic has accelerated the drop (Lynne Cameron/PA)

In 2020/21 during the pandemic, the number fell to 4,449, which is 63% less than in 2019/20.

Other data on Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRH), dedicated services provided by the NHS, showed there was a 45% fall in emergency contraceptive items (commonly called the morning-after pill) provided in 2020/21 compared to 2019/20.

There was also an 18% fall in prescriptions of the morning-after pill prescribed at other locations in the community (mainly GP surgeries).

SRH services saw a “notably larger” fall in 2020/21 than in previous years, with 44,420 emergency contraception items dispensed, which was 45% less than in 2019/20 (80,692), NHS Digital said.

The number of emergency contraception prescriptions dispensed in the community also fell to 90,068 in 2020, a fall of 18% compared to 2019 (110,378).

However, this continues a decade-long decline, 64% from 252,800 in 2010.

All this data excludes other places women may get contraception, including hospital out-patient clinics, and emergency contraception bought over the counter in pharmacies.

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