The United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) in April 2022 has published the' State of World Population Report 2022 titled "Seeing the unseen : The case for action in the neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy."
The report has been published annually since 1978.
As per report, 121 million, or 331,000 per day on average pregnancies are unintended pregnancies between 2015 to 2019.
An estimated 73 million abortion per year on average, in 2015- 2019.
Globally, an estimated 257 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe, modern, methods of contraception, and of them, 172 million women are using no method at all.
Globally, 29 percent of all pregnancies - both intended & unintended combined - that in abortion.
In 64 countries, more than 8% percent of women are unable to make their own choices over contraception and 24 percent are unable to decide about health care.
Factors Responsible for Unintended pregnancies
Lack of sexual and reproductive health care and information.
Unsuitable contraceptive methods
Poverty and stalled economic development
Sexual violence and reproductive coercion.
Reframe the discourse - Unintended pregnancy should not be seen as acceptable, inevitable or ever desirable.