Many Women End Multiple Pregnancies

February 2007
USA Today Magazine;Feb2007, Vol. 135 Issue 2741, p4
The article focuses on a study that challenges the misconception that women who have more than one abortion are different from women having their first abortion conducted by the Guttmacher Institute in New York. Approximately half of all women in the U.S. having abortions already have had one. Repeat unintended pregnancies that end either in abortions or unplanned births suggest that the reproductive health care system in general is failing to provide women with the services and counseling they need.


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