A Research Study On Unintended Pregnancy

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Literature Review
Unintended pregnancy is a great concern in the U.S. with “half of all pregnancies are unintended and unintended pregnancy….(is) highly concentrated among low-income women” (Frost, J.J., Sonfield, A., Zolna, M.R., & Finer, L.B., 2014). The goal of family planning services is to help reduce that number, and also reduce the economic and health risks associated with unplanned pregnancy. The benefits of family planning services provided by the government are the preventative health services that are provided, and the cost savings from the reduction of birth related costs.
Better Programs, Better Outcomes
One key way to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies is through the implementation of comprehensive family planning programs, and increasing access to these services. The research conducted for this study compared rates of unintended pregnancy in similar countries and focused on how contraceptive and family planning care differed in those countries. Bongaarts (2014) researched how family planning programs can improve the care of patients whose reproductive health needs were not being me. Bongaarts explains that programs reduce unmet family planning needs by “reducing obstacles to use and by providing access to contraceptive methods and services…. (thus) producing a rise in the demand for contraception….”. The author goes on to explain that the implementation of family planning programs, and the increase “ modern contraceptives”…
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