Unintended Pregnancy Rates Decline Globally Between 1990-2014, Guttmacher Study Shows
Guttmacher Institute: Unintended Pregnancy Rates Declined Globally from 1990 to 2014
“Rates of unintended pregnancy have decreased globally since 1990, according to a new study published [Monday] in The Lancet Global Health. While the unintended pregnancy rate fell worldwide from 1990-1994 to 2010-2014, it dropped less sharply in developing regions (16 percent) than in developed regions (30 percent). ‘Global, Regional, and Subregional Trends in Unintended Pregnancy and Its Outcomes from 1990 to 2014,’ by Guttmacher Institute researcher Jonathan Bearak and colleagues, highlights the incidence of unintended pregnancies in all world regions, using an updated methodology and a broader evidence base than past studies to examine changes over time…” (3/5).