INFOGRAPHIC: States With Highest Rates of Unplanned Pregnancies
The Huffington Post released a fascinating infographic today detailing the U.S. rates of unintended pregnancies by state. The research, which was conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, shows that about half of the 6.7 million pregnancies in the U.S. each year are unplanned.
As the article states, women who are at or below the poverty line are 2-3 times more likely to have an unintended pregnancy than a woman with an average income. Lack of reproductive education and access to healthcare, as well as religion are believed to be factors affecting the demographic.
The data also shows that abortion rates have decreased when comparing their data from the year 2000 to 2008. The institute projects that if data trends continue, 30% of women will have had an abortion by age 45.