Figure 2-1

All pregnancies by outcome, 1987 (miscarriages excluded). Source: Forrest JD. Epidemiology of unintended pregnancy and contraceptive use.

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Figure 2-2 is limited to unintended pregnancies only (i.e., intended pregnancies are not included), showing the outcomes of these pregnancies. One striking fact that this figure reveals is that more than half of all unintended pregnancies ended in abortion in 1987. The figure also shows that the majority of births from unintended pregnancies were from mistimed rather than unwanted pregnancies.

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