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Topic: For so many American women, an unplanned pregnancy can signal an uncertain future. At this time in our history, unintended pregnancy is disproportionately impacting women 18-24, women of color, and women of low economic backgrounds. It’s important now to inform and make women aware of their choices. This interview will help bring more attention to this issue.
Interviews will be scheduled for: Friday, January 14 from 8:30am – 2:00pm eastern.
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY: A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE
For some women, an unplanned pregnancy can bring joy, but for others, it means an uncertain future. A 2016 survey of 1,990 women of reproductive age (aged 18-44) found that many women believe that unintended pregnancies (UIPs) can impact their lives, including their education, job, income, physical and mental health.
In 2011, approximately 45% of all pregnancies in the US were unintended, and UIPs disproportionately impact women aged 18-24, women of color, and women from low economic backgrounds. For some women, limited access to information, tools, resources, and contraception can make it hard for them to be in control of their reproductive health.
There are a number of contraceptive options to consider, and when considering her options, a woman may talk to her health care provider about what she is looking for with her contraception, including effectiveness, safety profile, availability, and cost, among other things.
On Friday, January 14, Dr. Erica Montes, a board-certified OB/GYN and founder of the Modern Mujer Health Blog, will be available to discuss the importance of prioritizing reproductive health and how women can find resources and learn more about family planning and contraceptive options. She will also share tips for how women can bring up the conversation with their health care provider to find the best option for them.