- Medications or procedures that control timing of pregnancies and prevent unintended pregnancies
- Options are divided into two major categories: hormonal and nonhormonal.
45% of pregnancies in the United States are unintended. Unintended pregnancies are associated with increased risk of adverse maternal and infant outcomes.
Unintended pregnancy: higher rates among women aged 18 to 24 years and >40 years, unmarried women, women with less than a college education, and minority women
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