Detailed abortion statistics


Under the 1975 Act that legalized induced abortion, practitioners are required to complete a notification form. These forms are distributed and collected by the Ministry of Health, and the data they contain are published and analysed by INED and INSERM.  This arrangement was confirmed by the 2001 amendment to the Act.
INED has published statistical yearbooks since 1976.

The yearbooks from 1976 to 2012 are available here.

Paper version of the yearbooks from 1976 to 1996 are also available. The statistics for 1979 are available in paper version only.

To order a paper yearbook contact INED Publications

No yearbooks were published by the Ministry of Health for 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2003.