Health / Emotional and sexual life - France

Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy number in 2015

09.03.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

This report says that in 2015, 218,100 Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy  (VIP) were performed in France, 203,500 of which were in French main land. Their number has been relatively stable since 2006, with a recourse rate of 14.4 VIP per 1,000 women aged 15 to 49 in Metropolitan France and 26.5 in the French overseas departments. The cyclical abortion index has been stable since 2006 and corresponds to 0.54 abortions per woman. The monthly variations in the number of abortions show a higher number of abortions each year at the beginning of the year and lower during the summer and a downward trend during the year 2015.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Ministère des affaires sociales et de la santé
  • Publishing house : Studies and Research Directorate of the French Ministry of Health
  • Publication date : 2016
  • Number of pages : 6
  • Language : French


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