“The most common reason people get pregnant is they don’t know what to do with it,” says Dr. Susan L. Johnson, an obstetrician-gynecologist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
“And that’s because pregnancy awareness has been largely a failure.
Women are not being taught about pregnancy prevention.
They are not getting tested for preeclampsia.
They don’t have a choice about whether they are pregnant.
So there’s a lack of understanding about the risks of pregnancy and how to prevent it.”
Dr. Johnson’s research shows that in the United States, only about 2% of pregnancies are unintended.
She estimates that less than 1% of women who have been pregnant for the past year have given birth, and only about 10% of them are still using contraception.
In addition, the majority of women will use condoms, but they don