Abortions

Number of induced abortions and annual indices since 1976
Year              Absolute number of abortions declared (1)Absolute number of abortions SAE (2)INED estimates (3)Abortions per 100 live births (4)Absolute number of abortions per 1000 women aged 15-49 (4)Mean number of abortion per woman (4)
1976 134 173   246 000 34,1 19,6 0,66
1981 180 695   245 000 27,4 14,8 0,49
1986 166 797   221 000 28,4 16,1 0,53
1991 172 152   206 000 27,1 14,4 0,48
1996 162 792 187 114 207 000 28,2 14,2 0,50
2001   202 180 206 000 26,7 14,3 0,51
2006 174 561 215 390   27,0 14,9 0,53
2007 185 498 213 382   27,1 14,7 0,53
2008 180 108 209 245   26,3 14,5 0,52
2009 171 152 209 987   26,5 14,6 0,53
2010 172 505 213 317   26,4 14,8 0,53
2011 170 081 209 291   26,4 14,7 0,53
2012 156 824 207 120   26,2 14,5 0,53
2013 149 579 216 697   26,7 15,3 0,55
2014* 126 464 211 764   27,1 15,0 0,55
2015* (na) 203 463   26,7 14,5 0,52
2016* (na) 197 800   26,6 13,9 0,51

Metropolitan France
* Provisional data
(na) Not available
(1) Statistical reports : abortions (IVG) and medical abortions (IMG)
(2) Administrative statistics on medical acts. From 2010, the data include those from the CNAM-TS ; i.e. abortions associated with particular insurance programmes. Source : DREES
3) Ined estimates (IVG). From 2002, hospital statistics are considered complete. Source : C. Rossier et C. Pirrus (2007)
(4) Based on INED estimates up to 2001, and on hospital statistics from 2002

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