Abortion and contraception for minors are to be free from the end of this month.
Health minister Marisol Touraine last week announced that abortion will be 100% reimbursed for all women from March 31 and contraception free for girls aged between 15 and 18.
The contraceptives which will be free from the end of the month are those which are currently reimbursed at 65% – first and second generation contraceptive pills, the contraceptive implant and sterilisation
Contraceptives which are not currently reimbursed by the state, such as the patch, coil and cap as well as condoms, will remain paid for, as will third and fourth generation contraceptive pills.
Currently, abortion costs in France range from 200€ - 450€.