Unit 2: Unplanned Pregnancy

Hands folded across a pregnant stomach.

Analysis of data by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy indicates:

  • Approximately 1 in 3 pregnancies in America are unplanned.

  • Eight in 10 teens (82%) report that their pregnancy was unplanned.

Analysis of data released January 7, 2009 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) indicates:

  • There was a 3% increase in the national teen birth rate between 2005 and 2006 - the first increase after 14 years of steady decline.

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