Published in IJCP March 2019
American Family Physician
Practice Guidelines
March 11, 2019 |

Almost one-half of pregnancies are unintentional, with one-half of these in women not using a contraceptive method when conception occurred. Adolescents and young women, those who are racial or ethnic minorities, and those with lower levels of education and income are more likely to become pregnant unintentionally. Guiding women and their partners in selecting an appropriate contraceptive method and ensuring its correct and consistent use can help with prevention.