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[Induced abortion in France: results of the COCON study]

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to describe conditions of abortions practices in France. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was based on the COCON survey. This survey was carried out among a representative sample of 2863 women aged 18 to 44 living in metropolitan France. Women were interviewed by telephone. The analysis was performed among a sub-sample of 320 women who had had an abortion between 1996 and 2000. Results were compared with those of the national notification of induced abortions. RESULTS: Altogether, the way in which abortions were carried out was appropriate, but differences were observed according to the type of hospital: access to care was easier in the private sector; however a pre-abortion interview was less often carried out and a post-abortion interview less often proposed in the private sector. Besides, in both sectors, women were rarely allowed to choose the abortion technique, or the type of anesthesia in the case of a surgical abortion. CONCLUSION: The COCON study is the first population based survey describing the characteristics of care regarding voluntary abortion. It shows the persistence of differences in practices between the public and the private sectors.
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inserm-00086178 , version 1 (18-07-2006)

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  • HAL Id : inserm-00086178 , version 1
  • PUBMED : 15767918

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Nathalie Lelong, Caroline C. Moreau, Monique Kaminski, The Cocon Group. [Induced abortion in France: results of the COCON study]. Journal de Gynécologie Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction, 2005, 34, pp.53-61. ⟨inserm-00086178⟩
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