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Unintended Pregnancy

For decades, the Guttmacher Institute has estimated the incidence, consequences and costs of unintended pregnancy; examined what drives unintended pregnancy rates and trends; identified groups at high risk of unintended pregnancy; and promoted policies and programs that enable women to time and space their pregnancies.

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The importance of avoiding unintended pregnancy goes far beyond issues of convenience. A range of negative health, economic and relationship consequences that profoundly impact women and their families can occur when pregnancies are not planned