• Nearly half the pregnancies that occur each year in the United States are unintended
  • In 2001, an estimated 3.1 million pregnancies were reportedly unwanted or mistimed
  • By 45 years of age, nearly half of American women will have had an unintended pregnancy

“The cost of one Medicaid-covered birth in the United States (including prenatal care, delivery, postpartum care, and infant care for 1 year) was $12,613 in 2008, according to estimates from the Guttmacher Institute. The national per-client cost for contraceptive care the same year was $257. In 2008, an estimated $1.9 billion was spent on publicly funded family-planning care — an investment that resulted in an estimated $7 billion in Medicaid savings for the cost of unplanned births.”

via The New England Journal of Medicine

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