ABORTION : decrease at least 20 years

Health 27 June, 2017


Published the 26.06.2017 at 22h38


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In 2016, the number of ABORTIONS has decreased slightly for the third consecutive year in France. This is the teaching that can be drawn from the last report of the Drees (Directorate for research, studies, evaluation and statistics, on the voluntary interruption of pregnancy.

In 2016, 211 900 abortions have been carried out in France, of which 197 800 in metropolitan france (compared with 218 100 the previous year, of which 203 500 on the mainland) The rate of use is 13.9 ABORTIONS per 1,000 women aged 15 to 49 years of age in metropolitan france and 25.2 in the overseas departments and overseas regions (DROM).


Young women most affected

Women 20 to 24 years are the most affected, with a rate of 26 ABORTIONS per 1 000 women. In contrast, the rates continue to decline at the age of 20 years, totalling 6.7 appeal for 1 000 women 15-17 years of age, and 17.8 among the 18-19 year-olds.

The regional differences persist, remedies, ranging from the simple to the double according to the regions : 10.3 ABORTIONS per 1 000 women in pays de la Loire 20.1 ABORTIONS in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’azur, and more than 25 ABORTIONS in the DROM.

Less ABORTION instrumental

Finally, in 2016, 34 700 ABORTIONS were performed outside of a hospital structure in france, or 18% of the total of ABORTIONS, as in 2015. In addition, 56 % of the ABORTIONS performed in the hospital were the ABORTION drug, compared with 10% in 1992.

The gradual increase in the number of ABORTION drug in town as well as in the health centres since 2009 has been accompanied by the continued decline in the number of ABORTIONS instrumental performed in a hospital setting.