Defining the Problem of Unplanned Pregnancy (continued)

Unplanned pregnancy is not just a teen problem:

  • 21% of all unplanned pregnancies occur to teen girls.

  • 55% of all unplanned pregnancies occur to women in their twenties.

  • 1 million unplanned pregnancies occur to women in their early twenties.

  • 2.2 million unplanned pregnancies occur to unmarried women of all ages.

The share of unplanned pregnancies to unmarried women is very high: 74%. This compares to 27% of unplanned pregnancies among married women.

Both mothers and fathers who have an unplanned pregnancy report less happiness and more conflict in their relationships when compared to similar women and men who have a planned pregnancy.

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