World Health Organization Collaborative Cross-National Study

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey is a WHO collaborative cross-national study that monitors the health behaviours, health outcomes and social environments of school-aged children every four years. HBSC Ireland surveys school-going children aged 9-18 years. The study is conducted by the HBSC Ireland team, based at the Health Promotion Research Centre, University of Galway.

HBSC Ireland 2018 Contraceptive Use

Young people aged 15-17 were asked about contraceptive use (condom, birth control pills and any other method) the last time they had sex and, for those who have had sex more than once, the 1st time they had sex. The response options were:

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t know

In the visualisation below:

    • The tab ‘All Contraceptives’ compares the contraceptive use at 1st sex and last sex by selecting a response from the drop down list on the right.
    • Check or uncheck any items in the legend to filter/highlight the data
    • Hover over the chart to see a pop-up with further information
    • Clicking within the chart will also highlight data; use ctrl & click to highlight multiple data
    • Click the icons at the bottom of the visual to:~
       reset (return the visual to the default setting)
       share (get a URL link and embed code)
       download a version of the visual
       view the visual in full screen mode (recommended)