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Risk Factors for Births from Unintended Pregnancies

Risk Factors

Having an unintended pregnancy can contribute to short inter-pregnancy spacing (span between the birth of one child and the conception of another), which increases the risk of infant morbidity and mortality. In addition, unintended pregnancy can contribute to an increase in the rate of abortions as well as late entry into prenatal care. Women with inadequate care due to late entry are more likely to deliver a low birth weight baby.

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