- Written consent by the woman
- Pre-abortion consultation (legal counselling) + pre-abortion confirmation consultation + pre-abortion laboratory tests
- No mandatory period between pre-abortion confirmation consultation and abortion procedure. In case there is a consultation with a social worker, it is followed by a mandatory 2-day period before the signature of the consent form which can be done on the day of the abortion procedure.
- Contraception to be evoked during pre-abortion consultation.
Specific conditions for minors
- Pre-abortion consultation with a relationship counsellor required for minors under 18 (emancipated minors excl.).
- Parent’s (or guardian’s) consent required for minors under 18. If the minor wants to keep abortion a secret, she has to be accompanied by an adult of her choice.
Mandatory pre-abortion examinations
- Blood group and rhesus factor
Involved healthcare professionals
- Surgical abortion: obstetrician/gynaecologist (OB/GYN) or another physician
- Medical abortion: OB/GYN, another physician or a midwife
- Mouvement Français pour le Planning Familial (MFPF) (http://www.planning-familial.org/)
- Ministère des affaires sociales sanitaires et de la santé. Je m’informe sur l’IVG (http://ivg.social-sante.gouv.fr/l-ivg-en-pratique.html)
Overall number of induced abortions
Abortion ratio per 1.000 live births: 300 (2020)
Abortions performed “on request”: % ()
Overall number of induced abortions vs. medical abortions
Induced abortions per gestational age
Place of abortion
Characteristics of women having induced abortion
Fertility and contraception
Women age at first birth
- 30,8 years of age (2020)
Overall contraception data
- 97.4% of women having sexual intercourse aged 18-44 used a contraceptive method (2013):
- 43% used oral contraceptive
- 21% used intra-uterine device (IUD).
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