Numbers of Unplanned Pregnancies

September 18th, 2007
Categories: Statistics

I ran across some interesting statistics on the number of unplanned pregnancies in the United States. The good news is that the number of teen pregnancies are down. According to Bill Albert, the director of the National Campaign to prevent teen pregnancy the rate of unplanned pregnancies fell 36 percent, which is the lowest it has been in a long time. While the number of teen pregnancies in on the decline, the number of unplanned pregnancies among young women is not. The definition of unplanned (they used unwanted but I don’t like that description) pregnancies in this case is pretty self explanatory, meaning pregnancies that were unintended or ill-timed. According to the Guttmacher Institute, there is a rise among the number of unplanned pregnancies in… [more]

Teen Pregnancy Statistics

August 17th, 2006

I’ve heard teen pregnancy considered an “epidemic” before. According to trends, reports, and statistics more and more teens are becoming sexually active which leads to more teens becoming pregnant. It’s a good possibility that if you are in an unplanned pregnancy and reading this blog, you could be a teenager. I though it would be interesting to explore teen teen pregpregnancy and talk with a teen that parented as a teenager as well as a teen that has placed a child for adoption. So I’ll be beginning a series on teen pregnancy over the next few posts/days. As always the nerd in me comes out and I must begin with the numbers and statistics to lead up to the personal stories. Statistics on Teen… [more]

Statistics on number of relinquishments

March 14th, 2006

Though millions of Americans are touched by adoption in some way, the number of new birthmothers continues to decline each year. So, if you decide to place your baby for adoption this year, what size group will you be a part of? The National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (NAIC) has some interesting statistics. Because relinquishment is no longer a common occurrence, there are no really good sources for data nationwide, but we do know that voluntary placement of children for adoption is fairly rare in the United States. According to NAIC estimates, fewer than 14,000 children were voluntarily relinquished in 2003. (The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, an excellent source of adoption information, says that there are about 100,000 adoptions in the U.S. each year… [more]