Unit 2: Unplanned Pregnancy
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.