Contraception in France : new context, new practices?
Population and Societies
n° 492, September 2012
What contraceptive methods are used in France today? Has the new law passed in 2001 to facilitate access to contraception, notably among adolescent girls under 18, and the arrival of new contraceptive methods led to a change in practices? Nathalie Bajos, Aline Bohet, Mireille Le Guen and Carolin Moreau present the initial findings of the Fecond survey.
sterilization, which was legalized in 2001. Around 3% of women not wishing to become pregnant do not use any form of contraception. This situation is more frequent among women facing financial difficulties, with a low level of education or living in a rural area.