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Unplanned Pregnancy
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Unplanned Pregnancy

In this section, learn more about:

  • The incidence, consequences and costs of unplanned pregnancies
  • Comprehensive recommended actions to take to address this complex issue
Why is this Important?

Nothing is more important to the well-being of our society than bringing healthy children into the world, supported by adults, ready to learn and with the opportunity to succeed. However, research at the national and state levels indicates that nearly 50 percent of all pregnancies are unplanned – meaning that women would have preferred to become pregnant either later or not at all. Women with unplanned pregnancies are more likely to begin care later in the pregnancy, use alcohol or tobacco, have an abortion, less likely to breastfeed or enroll in WIC and have infants at increased risk for reduced cognitive, behavioral or emotional development.

IPN Resources


  • Medicaid Family Planning Coverage - presented by Caitlin Finnegan Priest, MPH, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at Covering Kids and Families of Indiana (5 minutes)
  • Contraception 101 - presented by Cynthia L. Robbins, MD MS, Indiana University School of Medicine (25 minutes)

Other Resources  

Role of IPN
  • Conducted cutting edge quantitative and qualitative research
  • Developed a comprehensive and nationally recognized call to action document
  • Advocated for policy changes within the state Medicaid program

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Contact Us

Indiana Perinatal Network
1991 E. 56th St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
Phone: 866.338.0825
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