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Unplanned Pregnancy In West Virginia. Sponsored by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership. Unplanned Pregnancy In West Virginia. 42% of WV Women reported their pregnancy was unintended. (pregnancy wanted later or not at all)

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Unplanned Pregnancy In West Virginia

Sponsored by

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership


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Unplanned Pregnancy In West Virginia

  • 42% of WV Women reported their pregnancy was unintended. (pregnancy wanted later or not at all)

  • Most unintended pregnancies were reported by single women (over 60%).

  • Over 40% of unintended pregnancies are to women 20-29 years of age.

  • Over 30% of unintended pregnancies were reported by WV married women.

  • Data Source: OMCFH, Melissa A. Baker, M.A., WV PRAMS 1996-2006


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Additional Data from 2006 PRAMS

  • Percent of pregnancies where the mother was trying to get pregnant  43.4%

  • Percent of pregnancies where the mother was not doing anything to keep from getting pregnant   58.0%

  • Percent whose reason for not doing anything to keep from getting pregnant was that she had problems getting birth control when she needed it  5.7%

  • Percent of mothers (or partner) using birth control methods now to keep from getting pregnant   85.2%


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Facts on Teen Pregnancies in WV

  • Declined from 1997 through 2005, then increased in 2006 and 2007

  • Increase is accounted for in the 18-19 age group

  • WV teen birth rate is higher than national average (2006)

  • 16.5% of WV high school students had had 4 or more sexual partners (higher than national average 14.9% in 2007)

Source: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies, State Profiles


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75.6% in 2006

African American

46.1% in 1980

37.5% in 2006

7.5% in 1980

White


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WV Average – 47.9

Highest: Kanawha (75.0)

Lowest: Monongalia (20.4)

Hancock

2002-2006 WV Possible Unwanted Pregnancies

All Races Mother’s Age 20-29 by County

Rate per 1,000 Females

Brooke

Ohio

Marshall

Monongalia

Wetzel

Morgan

Marion

Pleas-

Berkeley

Tyler

Preston

ants

Mineral

Taylor

Jeff-

Dodd-

Harrison

Hampshire

erson

ridge

Wood

Barbour

Ritchie

Grant

Tucker

Hardy

Wirt

Lewis

Gilmer

Upshur

Cal-

Jackson

Randolph

houn

Mason

Braxton

50.0 or Higher

Roane

Pendleton

45.0 – 49.9

Webster

Putnam

Clay

Cabell

Kanawha

Pocahontas

Nicholas

40.1 – 44.9

Lincoln

Wayne

40.0 or Lower

Boone

Fayette

Greenbrier

No Unwanted Pregnancies

Mingo

Logan

Raleigh

Unwanted pregnancies are calculated using unmarried births, fetal deaths, and all ITOPs.

Sum-

Wyoming

mers

Monroe

West Virginia Health Statistics Center

April 2008

Mercer

McDowell


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Consequences of Unplanned Pregnancies

  • Unplanned pregnancy reduces the opportunity for healthy maternal behavior such as preconception care and optimum child spacing

  • Unplanned pregnancy lies behind the majority of abortions

  • Children born as the result of unplanned pregnancy are at greater risk of

    • Low birthweight

    • Preterm birth

    • Lower cognitive scores on a range of measures

    • Having mothers and fathers who suffer from depression and relationship conflict

Source: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies, “Unplanned Pregnancy Among 20-Somthings”


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For more information, please visit our web sites:

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

http://thenationalcampaign.org

WV Perinatal Partnership

http://www.wvperinatal.org


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West Virginia Family Planning Program Services

Currently 148 sites

56,800 served in 2006


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Hancock

WV Average – 34.2%

Highest: Ohio (47.1%)

Lowest: Putnam (25.2%)

2002-2006 West Virginia Resident Births

White Mother’s Age 20-29 by County

Percent Unmarried

Brooke

Ohio

Marshall

Monongalia

U.S. Average (2002-2005)

34.3%

Wetzel

Morgan

Marion

Pleas-

Berkeley

Tyler

Preston

ants

Mineral

Taylor

Jeff-

Dodd-

Harrison

Hampshire

erson

ridge

Wood

Barbour

Ritchie

Grant

Tucker

Hardy

Wirt

Lewis

Gilmer

Upshur

Cal-

Jackson

Randolph

houn

Mason

Braxton

35.0% or Higher

Roane

Pendleton

30.0% – 34.9%

Webster

Putnam

Clay

Cabell

Kanawha

Pocahontas

Nicholas

25.1% – 29.9%

Lincoln

Wayne

25.0% or Lower

Boone

Fayette

Greenbrier

No Births

Mingo

Logan

Raleigh

Sum-

Wyoming

mers

Monroe

West Virginia Health Statistics Center

April 2008

Mercer

McDowell


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Hancock

WV Average – 77.1%

Highest: 11 Counties (100.0%)

Lowest: 12 Counties with

No Unmarried Mothers

2002-2006 West Virginia Resident Births

Black Mother’s Age 20-29 by County

Percent Unmarried

Brooke

Ohio

Marshall

Monongalia

U.S. Average (2002-2005)

72.8%

Wetzel

Morgan

Marion

Pleas-

Berkeley

Tyler

Preston

ants

Mineral

Taylor

Jeff-

Dodd-

Harrison

Hampshire

erson

ridge

Wood

Barbour

Ritchie

Grant

Tucker

Hardy

Wirt

Lewis

Gilmer

Upshur

Cal-

Jackson

Randolph

houn

Mason

Braxton

35.0% or Higher

Roane

Pendleton

30.0% – 34.9%

Webster

Putnam

Clay

Cabell

Kanawha

Pocahontas

Nicholas

25.1% – 29.9%

Lincoln

Wayne

25.0% or Lower

Boone

Fayette

Greenbrier

No Births

Mingo

Logan

Raleigh

Sum-

Wyoming

mers

Monroe

West Virginia Health Statistics Center

April 2008

Mercer

McDowell


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Hancock

WV Average – 35.6%

Highest: Ohio (48.4%)

Lowest: Putnam (25.7%)

2002-2006 West Virginia Resident Births

All Races Mother’s Age 20-29 by County

Percent Unmarried

Brooke

Ohio

Marshall

Monongalia

U.S. Average (2002-2005)

40.2%

Wetzel

Morgan

Marion

Pleas-

Berkeley

Tyler

Preston

ants

Mineral

Taylor

Jeff-

Dodd-

Harrison

Hampshire

erson

ridge

Wood

Barbour

Ritchie

Grant

Tucker

Hardy

Wirt

Lewis

Gilmer

Upshur

Cal-

Jackson

Randolph

houn

Mason

Braxton

35.0% or Higher

Roane

Pendleton

30.0% – 34.9%

Webster

Putnam

Clay

Cabell

Kanawha

Pocahontas

Nicholas

25.1% – 29.9%

Lincoln

Wayne

25.0% or Lower

Boone

Fayette

Greenbrier

No Births

Mingo

Logan

Raleigh

Sum-

Wyoming

mers

Monroe

West Virginia Health Statistics Center

April 2008

Mercer

McDowell


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