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 mothers 570 587 558 1715
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 methods 187 161 105 453
  • *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.