Unintended Pregnancies Achieve a 3-Decade Lower in the U.S

 

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WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) Accidental pregnancies have reached a three-decade low in the United States, mostly because of long-acting contraceptive methods, a new study found. Unintended Pregnancies Reach a 3-Decade Low in the U.S. | HealthyWomen. Researchers examine the rate of unintended pregnancy in 2011 and find that it declined from 51 percent in 2008, when the rate was last calculated, to 45 percent, marking the “lowest level seen in at least three decades.”.

The rate of unintended pregnancy in the United States has declined substantially for the first time in decades, a new study finds. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased access without cost to highly effective contraceptive methods, despite a legal challenge that was adjudicated by the Supreme Court, and it may help reduce unintended and teenage pregnancies. 1 Unintended and teenage pregnancies are associated with delayed prenatal care, fetal exposures to tobacco and alcohol, and poorer. States will experience an unintended pregnancy by the time they reach age 45.(3,5) And economically disadvantaged women are disproportionately affected by unintended pregnancy and its consequences: In 2011, the unintended pregnancy rate among women with incomes lower than the federal poverty level, at 112 per 1,000, was more than five.

U.S. Unintended Pregnancy Rate Falls to 30-Year Low; Declines Seen in Almost All Groups, but Disparities Remain Policy Analysis New Clarity for the U.S. Abortion Debate: A Steep Drop in Unintended Pregnancy Is Driving Recent Abortion Declines. or low-income, the proportion of pregnancies that are unintended exceeds 60 percent. Unintended pregnancy is also associated with an array of negative outcomes for the women and children involved.

States will experience an unintended pregnancy by the time they reach age 45.(3,5) And economically disadvantaged women are disproportionately affected by unintended pregnancy and its consequences: In 2011, the unintended pregnancy rate among women with incomes lower than the federal poverty level, at 112 per 1,000, was more than five. Births resulting from unintended pregnancies can have negative consequences including birth defects and low birth weight.16 Children from unintended pregnancies are more likely to experience poor mental and physical health during childhood, and have lower educational attainment and more behavioral issues in their teen years.12 The negative consequences associated with unintended pregnancies. Most of the births resulting from unplanned pregnancies are publicly funded, and they aren’t cheap.

As family planning budgets are slashed across the nation, unintended pregnancy remains the main reason for abortion, a procedure three in 10 American women have by age 45.

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In 31 states (clustered in the U.S. South and Southwest and states with large urban populations) and the District of Columbia, more than half of all pregnancies are unintended.

“Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course” by Elizabeth D. Hutchison
from Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course
by Elizabeth D. Hutchison
SAGE Publications, 2014

The unintended pregnancy rate continues to fall among all income groups, but large disparities remain: Lawrence B. Finer and Mia R. Zolna, “Declines in Unintended Pregnancy in the United States, 2008–2011,” New England Journal of Medicine 374, no.

“The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America” by Lara Freidenfelds
from The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America
by Lara Freidenfelds
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2020

Unintended Pregnancy According to the US Census Bureau (2011), the teen birth rate in the United States has been declining since 1990.

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by Carole Lium Edelman, Carol Lynn Mandle, Elizabeth C. Kudzma
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Unintended pregnancy in the United States: incidence and disparities, 2006.

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by Dudley L. Poston Jr.
Springer International Publishing, 2019

The nation’s goal for unintended pregnancies as outlined in Healthy People 2000 was that the nation reduce the percentage of unintended pregnancies to 30% by the turn of the century (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1991).

“Women's Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing” by Catherine Ingram Fogel, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN
from Women’s Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing
by Catherine Ingram Fogel, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN
Springer Publishing Company, 2008

Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended.”

“An Introduction to Community Health” by James F. McKenzie, R. R. Pinger, Jerome Edward Kotecki
from An Introduction to Community Health
by James F. McKenzie, R. R. Pinger, Jerome Edward Kotecki
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005

Half of all pregnancies occurring in the United States are unintended.

“Comprehensive Gynecology” by Gretchen M. Lentz, David M. Gershenson
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by Gretchen M. Lentz, David M. Gershenson
Elsevier Mosby, 2012

On the other hand, a report from the respected Guttmacher Institute claims that 49 percent of pregnancies in the United States in 2006 were unintended.

“The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction” by Henry T. Greely
from The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction
by Henry T. Greely
Harvard University Press, 2016

Even with the declining birth rates among women under age 19, more than four out of five pregnancies were unintended.

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from School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text
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F. A. Davis Company, 2019

Between 1967 and 1978, forty-two countries made it easier to terminate pregnancies, such that by the end of the decade only 20 percent of the world’s population lived in places where it was still prohibited.

“Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population” by Matthew Connelly, Matthew James Connelly
from Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population
by Matthew Connelly, Matthew James Connelly
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009

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  • Ha! I love her smoking the cigarettes still. I started smoking at nine, too. When I heard “Help Me” on the AM radio on a 2,000-mile car trip in 1974, they played it every fifteen minutes or so, I thought to myself: “who has this divine voice and song?” As soon as we got back home, I had to go to the Sears and Roebuck to get the 45rpm single of it. I still have it! I wore it the hell out. I am myself a guitarist, female, painter and a writer (but I had to give up the cigs, they were killing me), Joni and I have many paralells. I admire her for her fortitude in mowing down all the stereotypes in a “Man’s World” at that time, whether she realized it or not. I still admire her for just being herself. No bullshit. Being a recluse as well. I only like my own company and any animal. The only thing I would not have wanted was the fame and recognition. You cannot have any kind of undistracted life when you’re famous. No thanks. Joni seemed to handle it well enough on the outside anyway. What a beautiful and unique human being. A true talent for the ages. She deserves every bit of it. Great songwriter. We love you Joni.

  • Imagine Toronto in the early-mid 60’s. Quite possible to have seen Joni and Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young all playing their music at the Riverboat Cafe on any given night.
    Pick another 3 of their contemporaries and show me a better collective songbook. Can’t be done. This was back when half of “Toronto The Good” was dry and nothing was open on Sunday. Lets get real though, it was never that “Good” but it pretended to be. If you couldn’t get into the Riverboat or wanted a break from folk, folky country or folky rock, you could always slide over to the Mynah Bird and catch Funk & Soul pioneer in the making Rick James years before he Super Freaked the music world.

  • I am adopted my life was full of love and happiness… I so glad I was given that chance (no matter if she cared if that was the result, it remained a great result!)

  • I was an art major in the 70’s. It sucked. I quit after three years as I knew I was being taught crap. I dabble in art for my own pleasure as the art world sucks in the direction it has gone. Art for me is good enough. I can relate to her view of art education. There was no recognition of individuality.

  • She did the right thing with her child. Not selfish at all. How could she properly care for an offspring at that time in her life? I’m sure the infant went to a situation that was more stable, both materially and having two parents to raise her.

  • I was warned by my elders that academia & the arts were controlled by pompous asses just as much as the corporate world. I can’t bear imagining JM being subjected to all the bs when she should have been nurtured & encouraged at every step. Hindsight.

  • never liked her…thought she couldnt carry a tune in a bucket…much like her boyfriend neil young…..a nd frowning and making the interviewer huff her cig smoke…pure classless….two outa rhythm canucks…
    bleckkkkkk

  • Imagine Toronto in the early-mid 60’s. Quite possible to have seen Joni and Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young all playing their music at the Riverboat Cafe on any given night.
    Pick another 3 of their contemporaries and show me a better collective songbook. Can’t be done. This was back when half of “Toronto The Good” was dry and nothing was open on Sunday. Lets get real though, it was never that “Good” but it pretended to be. If you couldn’t get into the Riverboat or wanted a break from folk, folky country or folky rock, you could always slide over to the Mynah Bird and catch Funk & Soul pioneer in the making Rick James years before he Super Freaked the music world.

  • In relation to the comments Joni makes at, 1:18 / My beautiful creative artistic daughter, who has her own style of painting was belittled and humiliated by her peers and art tutors at art college in the midlands UK in 2017. The bullying from tutors became so severe she wanted to take her own life. I reported them yet as with all organisations, they closed ranks. Im sharing this because Joni is right, these tutors do not want students to be creative with their own styles, they want students to copy past artists styles. My daughter dropped out of college due to the bullying and ended up in therapy. People in a position of power really need to be aware of their actions and the life long profound effect they can have on a 17 year old young woman.

  • Wtf happened where Ted added an “x” at the end and ever since its been out to lunch??

    TED used to be a genuine hope for a better future, now just a cesspool of radical fools.