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Throughout its 50 years, Perspectives has published a great deal of work on unintended pregnancy, covering such topics as how often it occurs, its outcomes and impacts, who is most likely to experience it and how it can be prevented. In recent decades, sexual and reproductive health researchers have increasingly recognized the nuances underlying the concept of “unintended pregnancy,” and have developed new ways to look at it so that their work can point the way to policy and programmatic initiatives that truly benefit individuals, couples, families and societies. The archival materials on unintended pregnancy we’ll be highlighting this monthnot only research, but also think pieces that helped chart new ways of considering this longstanding issue—show how the story has unfolded.

Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Family Planning Perspectives may be accessed through Wiley Online Library (2003–) and JSTOR (1969–2011).

Cover illustrations of Margaret Sanger © Matthew and Eve Levine