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Overview of Unintended Pregnancies and Status of Contraception in Malaysia

Intended and Unintended Pregnancies Worldwide in 2012 and Recent Trends – (1)

  • 213 million pregnancies occurred in 2012 compared to 211 million in 2008
  • 85 million pregnancies representing 40% of all pregnancies were unintended in 2012
  • Of these, 50% ended in abortion, 13% in miscarriage and 38% in Unplanned birth.

Data from the United Nations showed that the reasons for Unintended pregnancies were:-

  1. Substantial Unmet need for family planning services in many areas of the world.
  2. Poverty.
  3. Education.
  4. Contraception method failure.
  5. Incorrect or inconsistent use of contraceptives.
  6. Socio economic/cultural, political/religious & regulatory conditions.

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