“There is a decline in contraception by some young women and the first reason is financial. It’s unacceptable.” argued Véran. As reported by the minister to the public broadcaster France 2, the measure represents a 21 million euro effort for the government.
The limit was set at 25 years since, the minister said, it is an age that corresponds, in terms of economic, social and income life, to greater autonomy. After 2013, when the measure for girls aged 15 to 18 came into force, there had been a decrease in the use of voluntary termination of pregnancy: the rate dropped from 9.5 percent to 6 percent between 2012 and 2018.