Abortion statistics and other data--Johnston`s Archive

Historical abortion statistics, France

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 25 February 2017

Definition of table data (see notes after table for additional information):

This page covers European (metropolitan) France only; for France totals including overseas departments see France (with overseas departments).

France regional level data also available here.

yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalabortions, illegalfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
abortion
rate, occurences (AWR)
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country
1936 130 130 (130) 130         
1937 (58)(60)(58) 58         
1938 (60)(60)(60) 60         
1939 235 235 (235) 235         
1940 227 826 (227) 227 599        
1941 (319)(1,460)(319) 319 1,146        
1942 47 1,860 (47) 47 1,813        
1943  1,995    1,995        
1944 (324)(2,190)(324) 324 1,870        
1945 (373)(2,230)(373) 373 1,856        
1946  2,228    2,228        
1947 227 2,249 (227) 227 2,022        
1948870,836 (44)(40)(44) 44   0.050.050.010.01  
1949872,661 (44)(40)(44) 44   0.050.050.010.01  
1950862,310 (22)(20)(22) 22   0.030.030.000.00  
1951826,722              
1952822,204              
1953804,696              
1954810,754              
1955805,917              
1956806,916              
1957816,467              
1958812,215              
1959829,249              
1960819,819       14,155       
1961838,633       13,840       
1962832,353       13,622       
1963868,876       14,152       
1964877,804       13,849       
1965865,688       13,319       
1966863,527       13,127       
1967840,568       12,526       
1968835,796    56 56  11,957 0.07 0.01   
1969842,245    471 471  11,931 0.56 0.06   
1970847,783    2,267 2,267  11,469 2.7 0.27   
1971878,647    11,986 11,986  11,486 13.6 1.35   
1972875,093    25,189 25,189  10,952 28.8 2.80   
1973854,880    35,293 35,293  10,470 41.3 3.96   
1974799,217    36,541 36,541  9,358 45.7 4.37   
1975745,065 33,454 33,454 (33,454)14,809 48,263  8,225 64.844.96.084.30  
1976720,395 134,173 134,173 130,790 4,568 135,358  7,522 187.9186.215.8215.7012.3 
1977744,744 150,931 150,931 140,171 4,201 144,372  7,445 193.9202.716.2416.8513.8 
1978737,062 150,417 150,417 139,252 3,187 142,439  7,120 193.3204.116.2016.9513.6 
1979757,354 156,810 156,810 156,810 3,047 159,857  6,994 211.1207.017.4317.1513.9 
1980800,376 171,218 171,218 168,205 4,117 172,322  6,942 215.3213.917.7217.6215.3 
1981805,483 180,695 180,695 177,518 4,100 181,618  6,644 225.5224.318.4018.32  
1982797,223 181,122 181,122 177,604 3,825 181,429  6,334 227.6227.218.5418.5115.8 
1983748,525 182,862 182,862 179,207 3,796 183,003  5,723 244.5244.319.6519.63  
1984759,939 180,789 180,789 177,510 3,931 181,441  5,835 238.8237.919.2719.2215.4 
1985768,431 173,335 173,335 169,616 3,782 173,398  5,658 225.7225.618.4118.41  
1986778,468 166,797 166,797 162,163 3,369 165,532  5,615 212.6214.317.5417.6513.9 
1987767,828 162,352 162,352 158,700 3,300 162,000  5,304 211.0211.417.4217.45  
1988771,268 166,540 166,540 162,651 3,000 165,651  4,808 214.8215.917.6817.7613.4 
1989765,473 165,199 165,199 159,579 2,973 162,552  4,701 212.4215.817.5217.75  
1990762,407 201,171 201,171 169,095 2,787 171,882  4,488 225.4263.918.4020.8814.018.31
1991759,056 205,048 205,048 165,042 2,486 167,528  4,364 220.7270.118.0821.2714.018.74
1992743,658 197,554 197,554 160,319 2,154 162,473  4,055 218.5265.717.9320.9913.418.13
1993711,610 197,040 197,040 155,015 1,706 156,721  3,791 220.2276.918.0521.6813.318.15
1994710,993 191,879 191,879 157,678 1,390 159,068  3,633 223.7269.918.2821.2513.117.74
1995729,609 181,781 181,781 150,457 1,113 151,570  3,859 207.7249.117.2019.9512.416.86
1996734,338 189,760 189,760 157,923 1,073 158,996  3,689 216.5258.417.8020.5315.017.65
1997726,768 191,431 191,431 191,431 887 192,318  3,576 264.6263.420.9220.8512.917.85
1998738,080 198,875 198,875 198,875 435 199,310  3,685 270.0269.421.2621.2313.518.63
1999744,791 199,742 199,742 199,742 332 200,074  3,442 268.6268.221.1721.1513.618.80
2000773,253 198,700 198,700 196,628 299 196,927  3,559 254.7257.020.3020.4413.818.79
2001769,290 207,228 207,228 198,700 199 198,899  3,741 258.5269.420.5421.2214.119.68
2002760,065 211,898 211,898 205,627 176 205,803  6,259 270.8278.821.3121.8014.420.19
2003759,937 208,759 208,759 203,346 109 203,455  6,862 267.7274.721.1221.5517.019.98
2004767,816 210,664 210,664 210,664 53 210,717  7,054 274.4274.421.5321.5314.620.27
2005772,841 206,311 206,311 206,311 38 206,349  6,964 267.0267.021.0721.0714.319.95
2006796,896 215,390 215,390 209,699 41 209,740  7,531 263.2270.320.8421.2814.520.93
2007785,985 213,382 213,382 213,382 31 213,413  7,246 271.5271.521.3521.3514.720.83
2008796,044 208,242 208,242 208,242 1,380 209,622  8,356 263.3261.620.8420.7414.520.44
2009793,420 208,939 208,939 208,290 46 208,336  9,377 262.6263.320.8020.8414.520.66
2010802,224 211,985 211,985 211,985 57 212,042  8,206 264.3264.220.9120.9014.721.11
2011792,996 209,291 209,291 209,291 1,509 210,800   265.8263.921.0020.8814.620.99
2012790,290 207,120 207,120 207,120 1,434 208,554   263.9262.120.8820.7714.520.93
2013781,621 216,697 216,697 216,697 1,501 218,198   279.2277.221.8221.7115.322.04
2014781,167 212,983 212,983 212,983 1,407 214,390   274.4272.621.5321.42 21.75
2015760,421 203,463 203,463 203,463 1,348 204,811   269.3267.621.2221.11 20.79
2016              
2017              
yearlive birthsabortions, reportedabortions (AWR)abortions, residents, in country onlyabortions, residents, obtained abroadabortions, residents, totalabortions, illegalfetal deathsabortion ratioabortion %abortion
rate,
residents
abortion
rate, occurences (AWR)
residents, in/out of countryall in countryresidents, in/out of countryall in country

Notes:

Sources:


© 2000-2016, 2017 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 25 February 2017.
Return to Home. Return to Other Policy Issues. Return to Abortion Statistics.