Unintended pregnancy: worldwide levels, trends, and outcomes.

  title={Unintended pregnancy: worldwide levels, trends, and outcomes.},
  author={Susheela D. Singh and Gilda Sedgh and Rubina Y. Hussain},
  journal={Studies in family planning},
  volume={41 4},
Unintended pregnancy can carry serious consequences for women and their families. We estimate the incidence of pregnancy by intention status and outcome at worldwide, regional, and subregional levels for 2008, and we assess recent trends since 1995. Numbers of births are based on United Nations estimates. Induced abortions are estimated by projecting from recent trends. A model-based approach is used to estimate miscarriages. The planning status of births is estimated using nationally… CONTINUE READING
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