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Health written question – answered on 10th July 2006.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

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.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

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)


Intertable contraceptives

Male and female condoms (femidoms)

Female sterilisation (referral)

Contraception patch


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

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

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