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, although condoms are frequently used. These factors inevitably put women in this age bracket at risk of unintended pregnancy, despite responsible attitudes and sensible use of contraception.

As women get older, they may experience various lifestyle changes, such as being with a new partner, which may also put them at risk of unintended pregnancy.



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