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Study Shows 40% Of Pregnancies Worldwide Are Unintended

Guttmacher Institute: New Study Finds That 40% Of Pregnancies Worldwide Are Unintended
“Of the 213 million pregnancies that occurred worldwide in 2012, 40 percent — about 85 million — were unintended, about the same proportion as in 2008, when 42 percent of all pregnancies globally were unintended. The new study, ‘Intended and Unintended Pregnancies Worldwide in 2012 and Recent Trends,’ [conducted] by Gilda Sedgh et al. of the Guttmacher Institute [and published in the September issue of Studies in Family Planning], found that the proportion of pregnancies that are unintended varied considerably by region…” (9/17).

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