Table 1

Women who delivered at the hospital that were eligible for the service and postnatal women provided with contraception from 1 April to 30 June 2020

ScenarioPostnatal women (n)
Women who delivered a live birth6406516261917
Women discharged directly from delivery suite and birth centre615661178
Women who had tubal ligation (sterilisation) at caesarean section98724
Potential eligible mothers5705875581715
Contraceptive methods provided by the team
Progestogen-only subdermal implant (POSDI)22192768
Progestogen-only injection (POIC)49821
Progestogen-only pill (POP) desogestrel956270227
Combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP)*73010
All LARCS (POSDI and POIC)26283589
All methods except condoms12893105326
All methods187161105453
  • *The COCP was dispensed with instructions for delayed start in accordance with UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (UKMEC) criteria: after 6 weeks for breastfeeding women, and after 3 or 6 weeks for non-breastfeeding women depending on other risk factors.

  • †The supply of donated condoms ran out on 28 May 2020.