Most American families want two children. To achieve this, the average woman spends about five years pregnant, postpartum or trying to become pregnant, and three decades—more than three-quarters of her reproductive life—trying to avoid an unintended pregnancy. This series of fact sheets provides data on unintended pregnancy at the U.S. state level as well as estimates of the public cost of unintended pregnancies by state. 

 

Select below to view each state's fact sheet.