Antoine Terrel 2:03 p.m., September 9, 2021, modified at 2:04 p.m., September 9, 2021

On Europe 1, Joëlle Belaisch-Allart, President of the National College of French Gynecologists and Obstetricians, welcomed the announcement by Olivier Véran of free contraception for women up to 25 years old.

"This is excellent news," she greets. 

This is a new measure announced by the government on Thursday.

On France 2, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran indicated that contraception would now be free for women up to 25 years old, and no longer reserved for young girls under 18 years old.

A measure justified in particular by "a decline in contraception in a number of young women", and this while the first reason for giving up would be for "financial reasons".

Guest from Europe 1, Joëlle Belaisch-Allart, President of the National College of French Gynecologists and Obstetricians, welcomes this decision. 

"Still many young women who give up contraception"

Even today, "there are many young women who give up contraception," she confirms.

Also, she considers that Olivier Véran's announcement is "excellent news".

"This is what the College has been asking for for many years," she says. 

"We really hope that this will lower the proportion of abortions in this category," continues Joëlle Belaisch-Allart.

Following the introduction of free education for 15-18 year olds, the use of IGV had fallen in this age category. 

"There should be exceptions for women in financial difficulty"

Does Joëlle Belaisch-Allart think that the 25-year limit is the right one?

"After 25 years, in general, women start to have a professional life, so they can no longer pay for it," she replies.

"Of course, she adds, the ideal would be free contraception, but I don't think you should dream." 

"Personally, I am quite happy to be 25 years old. Afterwards, I think that there should be exceptions for women in financial difficulty", concludes the guest of Europe 1. 

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