The Guttmacher Institute estimates the incidence, consequences and costs of unintended pregnancy globally, regionally and at the country level, and seeks to understand what drives unintended pregnancy rates and trends. We promote policies and strategies that enable women to time and space their pregnancies.

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From 1990 to 2019, unintended pregnancy rates for a large number of countries were well below or above the average for their corresponding region. This speaks to the need for investment, in all countries, to empower women and girls to choose under what circumstances they want to have children.