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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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1 Unplanned Pregnancy In West Virginia Sponsored by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership

2 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 years of age.  Over 30% of unintended pregnancies were reported by WV married women.  Data Source: OMCFH, Melissa A. Baker, M.A., WV PRAMS

3 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%

4 Facts on Teen Pregnancies in WV  Declined from 1997 through 2005, then increased in 2006 and 2007  Increase is accounted for in the 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

5 White African American 46.1% in % in % in % in 2006

6 Barbour Berkeley Boone Braxton Brooke Cabell Clay Fayette Gilmer Grant Greenbrier Hampshire Hancock Hardy Harrison Jackson Kanawha Lewis Lincoln Logan McDowell Marion Mason Mercer Mineral Mingo Monongalia Monroe Morgan Nicholas Ohio Pendleton Pocahontas Preston Putnam Raleigh Randolph Ritchie Roane Sum- mers Taylor Tucker Tyler Upshur Wayne Webster Wetzel Wirt Wood Wyoming Jeff- erson Pleas- ants Dodd- ridge Cal- houn Marshall WV Possible Unwanted Pregnancies All Races Mother ’ s Age by County Rate per 1,000 Females WV Average – 47.9 Highest: Kanawha (75.0) Lowest: Monongalia (20.4) 50.0 or Higher 45.0 – – or Lower West Virginia Health Statistics Center April 2008 No Unwanted Pregnancies Unwanted pregnancies are calculated using unmarried births, fetal deaths, and all ITOPs.

7 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 ”

8 For more information, please visit our web sites: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WV Perinatal Partnership

9 West Virginia Family Planning Program Services Currently 148 sites 56,800 served in 2006

10 Barbour Berkeley Boone Braxton Brooke Cabell Clay Fayette Gilmer Grant Greenbrier Hampshire Hancock Hardy Harrison Jackson Kanawha Lewis Lincoln Logan McDowell Marion Mason Mercer Mineral Mingo Monongalia Monroe Morgan Nicholas Ohio Pendleton Pocahontas Preston Putnam Raleigh Randolph Ritchie Roane Sum- mers Taylor Tucker Tyler Upshur Wayne Webster Wetzel Wirt Wood Wyoming Jeff- erson Pleas- ants Dodd- ridge Cal- houn Marshall West Virginia Resident Births White Mother ’ s Age by County Percent Unmarried WV Average – 34.2% Highest: Ohio (47.1%) Lowest: Putnam (25.2%) 35.0% or Higher 30.0% – 34.9% 25.1% – 29.9% 25.0% or Lower West Virginia Health Statistics Center April 2008 No Births U.S. Average ( ) 34.3%

11 Barbour Berkeley Boone Braxton Brooke Cabell Clay Fayette Gilmer Grant Greenbrier Hampshire Hancock Hardy Harrison Jackson Kanawha Lewis Lincoln Logan McDowell Marion Mason Mercer Mineral Mingo Monongalia Monroe Morgan Nicholas Ohio Pendleton Pocahontas Preston Putnam Raleigh Randolph Ritchie Roane Sum- mers Taylor Tucker Tyler Upshur Wayne Webster Wetzel Wirt Wood Wyoming Jeff- erson Pleas- ants Dodd- ridge Cal- houn Marshall West Virginia Resident Births Black Mother ’ s Age by County Percent Unmarried WV Average – 77.1% Highest: 11 Counties (100.0%) Lowest: 12 Counties with No Unmarried Mothers No Unmarried Mothers 35.0% or Higher 30.0% – 34.9% 25.1% – 29.9% 25.0% or Lower West Virginia Health Statistics Center April 2008 No Births U.S. Average ( ) 72.8%

12 Barbour Berkeley Boone Braxton Brooke Cabell Clay Fayette Gilmer Grant Greenbrier Hampshire Hancock Hardy Harrison Jackson Kanawha Lewis Lincoln Logan McDowell Marion Mason Mercer Mineral Mingo Monongalia Monroe Morgan Nicholas Ohio Pendleton Pocahontas Preston Putnam Raleigh Randolph Ritchie Roane Sum- mers Taylor Tucker Tyler Upshur Wayne Webster Wetzel Wirt Wood Wyoming Jeff- erson Pleas- ants Dodd- ridge Cal- houn Marshall West Virginia Resident Births All Races Mother ’ s Age by County Percent Unmarried WV Average – 35.6% Highest: Ohio (48.4%) Lowest: Putnam (25.7%) 35.0% or Higher 30.0% – 34.9% 25.1% – 29.9% 25.0% or Lower West Virginia Health Statistics Center April 2008 No Births U.S. Average ( ) 40.2%


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