Valentine's Day is the most popular period for vasectomies in Canberra, the end of school holidays sees an upturn in access to terminations and warmer weather means more pregnancies.
Figures from the sexual and reproductive clinic, Marie Stopes, reflects Canberra's demand for the clinic's services despite ongoing uncertainty over its future.
The clinic saw more than 2000 patients last year, an increase of 600 patients from 2016.
Marie Stopes was told in 2016 it would be relocated due to the sale of the building it was housed in, but the government and health officials told the Sunday Canberra Times the clinic would remain.
ACT Health said on Friday the building was no longer being sold and a meeting would take place in the coming weeks but offered no date.
The Marie Stopes clinic's nurse unit manager, Victoria Dolphin, said the lack of communication from ACT Health has been a "growing frustration".
Last year, 2121 patients accessed the clinic for medical and surgical terminations, vasectomies and contraception. Of those patients, 1192 accessed abortions, and the majority were surgical abortions.
Marie Stopes is Canberra's only surgical abortion provider.
In 2016, the clinic saw 1485 patients, 1623 in 2015, 1852 in 2014 and 1754 in 2013.
Ms Dolphin credited the 2017 spike with efforts to work with Canberra's women's and sexual health providers as well as GPs.
She wanted to work more with the ACT government and ACT Health to improve access and training.
"There's a training gap for sexual health doctors in the ACT," Ms Dolphin said.
She said there was no applicable training in surgical abortions or administering contraceptive devices for sexual health doctors in Canberra.
The clinic's data reveals a clear and varied demand for its services including seasonal trends like the popularity of getting a vasectomy around Valentine's Day.
Ms Dolphin said couples spending more time together over summer holidays were able to discuss family planning.
"They're making the right reproductive choices for their reproductive situation," she said.
The clinic saw more terminations following school holidays as uni students returned from stays with their parents, or Schoolies.
"Both from a termination point of view but also contraception for themselves ... moving into their uni years, it gives them a bit of permission to have fun," Ms Dolphin said.
January was traditionally the clinic's busiest month, contributed to by students returning from holidays, but also to women already with children prioritising their existing children's care before accessing Marie Stopes.
The clinic was seeing a steady decline in 16- to 21-year-olds accessing termination.
"They're savvy. The conversation they have with their parents is more open," Ms Dolphin said.
"It comes down to the real big picture of equality. They're teaching people now on respectful relationships, so that opens the door for women in those age groups to have really open conversations [about contraception with their partners]."
The clinic was seeing a rise in the number of 35 to 40 year olds accessing termination services, which Ms Dolphin said was often the result of accidental pregnancies after women had finished planning their family.
Late August and September were traditionally busier months for terminations in Canberra.
"It's a concept unique to Canberra. When the weather warms up, people get a bit more active," Ms Dolphin said.
Like the rest of Australia, Ms Dolphin said the clinic also saw high demand for vasectomies in May, August and September.
"I don't know why. I'd love to say because it takes a bit longer for men to get organised," she said.
It wasn't just older men in long-term relationships getting vasectomies. Ms Dolphin said 10 per cent of patients were under-30.
"[They] make a choice that they don't want to have children. That's a really conscious choice and we tend to give them additional counselling in that space," she said.