Reproductive health

Reproductive health is an aspect of the health of women of childbearing age. Important indicators of women's reproductive health include maternal age at the time of delivery, the mode of delivery, contraceptive methods, the number of terminations of pregnancy as well as the frequency of gynecological consultations.

Reproductive health
Number of births1 (2020)

84 865

Average age of mothers at delivery2 (2020)


Proportion of deliveries by cesarean section, in % (2019) 32.0
Assisted reproductive technology, in vitro methods: women treated (2019) 5 993
Assisted reproductive technology, in vitro methods3: live births (2019) 2 204
Terminations of pregnancy, absolute number 4 (2020) 11 143
Terminations of pregnancy, rate 5 (2020) 6.8
1 This includes births of live and stillborn children, source: BEVNAT
2 In years
3 Live births following assisted reproductive technology treatments with in vitro methods in 2019
4 Women residing in Switzerland
5 Women residing in Switzerland per 1000 women between 15-44 years
Source: BEVNAT, MS, StatLPMA, StatIVG

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