Unintended pregnancies linked to race/ethnicity, health insurance status

The rate of unintended pregnancy varies by state — which a new study in the March edition of the Guttmacher Institute’s Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health links to the proprotion of the population that is black, Hispanic or receiving Medicaid.

The study looked at demographic composition, socioeconomic conditions, contraceptive use and funding of and access to family planning services.

The authors concluded that programs and policymakers should increase support for family planning services for minority groups.