Contraceptive methods used in France 2010-2018

This statistic shows a ranking of the methods of contraception used among French women from 2010 to 2018. It shows that the use of contraceptive oral pills decreased from 40.8 percent of the respondents to 32 percent in 2018, whereas more French women chose to use a IUD. IUD as a contraceptive method declined from 18.7 percent in 2010 to 25 percent of French women in 2018. The survey displays also how traditional/alternative methods increased from 2010 to 2013 before falling back to 4 percent of use among French women in 2018.

Ranking of methods of contraception among French women between 2010 and 2018

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Release date

September 2018



Survey time period

June 26-29, 2018

Number of respondents

1,084 respondents

Age group

15-49 years

Special properties

Women aged from 15 to 49 years old concerned by contraception

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

Figures from 2010, 2013 and 2016 have been taken from "Etudes Santé Publique France"

*Which included withdrawal, abstinence, abstinence during the most risky days, diaphragm, cervical cap, spermicidal creams, eggs, sponge.

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