Thursday, August 25, 2011
Unintended pregnancy rates rise among poor women
According to an article in the LA Times discusses a report released by the Guttmacher Institute that showed that unintended pregnancy rates among poor women over 1994-2006 rose by 50% in that time period. Women in higher income brackets experienced a 29% fall during that time period. The study authors also wrote that "poor women who are married have unintended pregnancy rates more than twice as high as those of higher-income women who are unmarried or cohabiting."