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People > Marriage, divorce and children Stats: compare key data on France & United States

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STAT France United States HISTORY
Contraception use among married women > Any method 76.4%
Ranked 6th. The same as United States
76.4%
Ranked 4th.

Contraception use among married women > Any method > Percentage 76.4%
Ranked 6th. The same as United States
76.4%
Ranked 4th.

Contraception use among married women > Condom 7.9%
Ranked 10th.
11.8%
Ranked 5th. 49% more than France

Marriageable age > Females 18
Ranked 6th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 36th.
Marriageable age > Males 18
Ranked 6th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 37th.
Marriageable age > Notes url= http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4838090.stm | work=BBC News | title=France raises marriage age limit | date=23 March 2006}}</ref> but the age condition may be waived with a special dispense granted by the authorities if at least one parent consents to the marriage (or one grandparent if both parents are dead or unable to give consent, or a family council if all parents and grandparents are dead or unable to give consent). After 18, parents (or grandparents) may still prevent the marriage by refusing their consent, but their opposition may be waived by the authorities, whereas before 18, their consent is absolutely needed. Generally 18, but varies by state. Most states allow minors to marry with judicial and/or parental consent. Main article: Age of marriage in United States of America
Marriages 235,000
Ranked 6th.
2.12 million
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than France

Marriages per thousand people 3.58
Ranked 43th.
6.8
Ranked 27th. 90% more than France

Sperm donation laws > Children per donor 5 children No enforced national limit - guidelines recommend 25 births per population of 850,000
Teen marriage rate > Men 0.1
Ranked 12th.
1.5
Ranked 3rd. 15 times more than France
Teen marriage rate > Women 0.5
Ranked 16th.
2.8
Ranked 13th. 6 times more than France
Total divorces 129,802
Ranked 8th.
877,000
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than France

Total divorces per thousand people 1.99
Ranked 34th.
2.81
Ranked 8th. 42% more than France

Women denied family planning 1.7%
Ranked 17th.
8%
Ranked 16th. 5 times more than France

Years spent single before marriage > Females 30.2 years
Ranked 2nd. 15% more than United States
26.3 years
Ranked 8th.
Years spent single before marriage > Males 32.3 years
Ranked 2nd. 13% more than United States
28.6 years
Ranked 8th.
Minimum marrying age > Without parental consent > For Women 18
Ranked 112th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 52nd.
Sperm donation laws > Allowed recipients no data Everyone
Sperm donation laws > Donor anonymity date=November 2012}}</ref> varies
Sperm donation laws > Donor payment no data varies
Contraception use among married women > Condom > Percentage 7.9%
Ranked 10th.
11.8%
Ranked 5th. 49% more than France

Contraception use among married women > Modern methods 74.1%
Ranked 3rd. 5% more than United States
70.4%
Ranked 3rd.

Minimum marrying age > Without parental consent > For Men 18
Ranked 125th. The same as United States
18
Ranked 60th.
Contraception use among married women > Modern methods > Percentage 74.1%
Ranked 3rd. 5% more than United States
70.4%
Ranked 3rd.

SOURCES: United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Wikipedia: Marriageable age (Africa); Wikipedia: Marriageable age (South America); United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: Sperm donation laws by country (Overview table); United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables

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