Sunday, July 24, 2011

The High Cost of Unintended Pregnancy

A new research brief from the Brookings Institution's Adam Thomas and Emily Monea details the high costs of unintended pregnancy. Among their findings:

  • Taxpayers spend about $12 billion annually on publicly financed medical care for women who experience unintended pregnancies and on infants who were conceived unintentionally.
  • Taxpayers could save an estimated $6 billion if all unintended pregnancies could be prevented.

Read the full brief here

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