“More and more women are opting for a spiral’

“More and more women are opting for a spiral’

It happens more often that women of a spiral rather than a pill. That concludes the research centre Rutgers after questions of

“The pill is still the most common conceptiemiddel”, says Ineke van der Vlugt of the research centre. “Already we see that more women in a spiral. They choose this because they have doubts about the pill. Both the pill and the coil are secure. A spiral should, however, be well placed.”

Monday is the International day of Contraception. In the Netherlands, is the enjoy sex for years high. The number of abortions in the Netherlands has for decades among the lowest worldwide.

There are also few teenage pregnancies and teenage mothers.


IRI the Netherlands reports to that in 2015, for 18.5 million euro to contraceptives was sold by supermarkets and drugstores. The 2.3 million packets of contraceptives. That is a slight decline in 2014, when it was for 18.6 million euros sold.

In the first 32 weeks of 2016 is up to now almost 11.5 million euros converted, an increase of 1.4 percent compared to the first 32 weeks of 2015. The average price per pack of contraceptives was made in 2015 7,87 euros, a year earlier this was still 8,01 euro.

2013 used two-thirds of the women between 18 and 45 years of age, a method to prevent pregnancy, says the CBS. Of all the methods to get a pregnancy, the pill is the most used. In 2013, used about 37 percent of the women between 18 and 45 years the pill.

Especially in women between 18 and 25 years had this form of contraception in 2013 popular; more than 6 in 10 young women took the pill. The use of the pill is, however, diminished, the iud, in contrast, is gaining ground.

Female condom

The female condom was in the Netherlands some years a neglected contraceptive, set the Tim For of Knowledge Rutgers. “That underexposure is unjustified. There is currently a trend going of young women who are looking for alternatives to hormonal contraception.”

“In the years 90, is the female condom already introduced but this was not a success. The condom was made of certain materials that when I have sex an annoying sound caused. Many people who hear about the female condom must be here often to think.”

Also think a lot of women that a female condom is complicated. “That is not so. The female condom has a ring on the outside and the inside. When inserting, pinch the inner ring together and push the condom further inside. The outer ring remains outside the vagina. This ring will also protect your vulva.”

“If you compare it with the pill and the spiral, the female condom is more protection against stis and pregnancy. This gives the women more control than the use of a male latex condom during sex. There are gender biases about the female condom. A condom would male hear, a female version is not yet accepted.”


In 2014 in the Netherlands total 30.361 abortions (including overtijdsbehandelingen) specified by the inspection for Healthcare. These are 3.763 treatments performed on women from abroad come to the Netherlands (12.4 percent).

The influx of the number of women that come to the Netherlands for treatment has been stabilized. Compared to 2013, the number of abortions among women who live in the Netherlands with 166 fallen.

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