Why does Bedsider focus on reducing unplanned pregnancy?

It turns out that the United States has one of the highest rates of unplanned pregnancy in the developed world. As of 2011, 45% of all pregnancies in the U.S. were reported to be unplanned.

The public health and social challenges associated with that proportion are staggering. Young adults who experience unplanned pregnancy and birth have fewer opportunities to complete their education or achieve other life goals and their children experience more health risks and cognitive challenges.

That's why Power to Decide created Bedsider to help young adults—who have especially high rates of unplanned pregnancy—to use birth control more effectively. We have our work cut out for us, but we hope in partnership with providers like you, we can make a difference.

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