The proportion of U.S. births that are “unintended,” a figure that remains unchanged since 1982. Of a total 4.2 million births in 2008, 1.6 million were unintended: an estimated 600,000 were unwanted, an additional 600,000 were “mistimed” by more than two years — meaning they occurred before the mother had planned — and 400,000 were mistimed by less than two years. [via HealthDay]

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