Why is the Rate of Unintended Pregnancies Increasing in the U.S.?
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The number of unintended pregnancies in the U.S. has been rising since the legalization of abortion and despite the higher availability of contraceptives. In order to address these seemingly contradictory results, our paper analyzes the effects of contraception use and amount spent on abortions on the rate of unintended pregnancies in the year 2005-2006. Our hypothesis is that increased availability and expenditure on abortion and contraception has caused the upward trend in unplanned pregnancies.