Unintended pregnancy can affect women of all ages

Unintended pregnancy happens at all reproductive ages, with a peak in women aged 20-24 years.1

During a woman’s mid-20s it is quite usual for relationships and contraception to be changing. Condoms are frequently used. It is important to recognize that these factors inevitably put women in this age bracket at risk of unintended pregnancy, despite responsible attitudes and sensible use of contraception.

4.Web unintended pregnancy by age


1. Finer L and Henshaw S. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 2006; 38(2): 90-96.