Most Pregnancies in the U.S. Were Planned
The number of unintended pregnancies in the U.S. is unusually high for a developed country. According to the Guttmacher Institute, around half of pregnancies are unintended. That is a big number but, for a different perspective, in 2008 that translated to about 5 percent of all women ages 15 to 44 having an unintended pregnancy. Data from that same year shows that women ages 20-24 had the highest unintended pregnancy rates at about 10 percent.