Health experts estimate that half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. That adds up to about 3 million accidental pregnancies every year – and, as a result, about 1.2 million abortions. About half of these unintended pregnancies can be traced to failures of condoms, birth control pills and other forms of contraception. (In the other half of cases, couples fail to use contraception entirely.
Rates of unintended pregnancies and abortions decrease significantly when women receive a one-year supply of oral contraceptives, instead of being prescribed one- or three-month supplies, a UCSF study shows. Researchers observed a 3... Read Post
Self magazine this month examined unintended pregnancies among women in their 20s, who account for the majority of abortions and unintended pregnancies in the U.S., according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pr... Read Post