Unplanned Pregnancy and the Zika Virus
New Data from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Despite promising declines in unplanned pregnancy rates in recent years, 45% of pregnancies in the United States are still unplanned. With the CDC watching closely for cases of Zika in the U.S., it’s more important than ever to provide comprehensive access to the full range of birth control methods.”
Data presented are drawn from a national telephone survey conducted for The National Campaign by SSRS. Telephone interviews were conducted from May 25 through June 7, 2016 among a nationally representative sample of 1,009 respondent age 18-45. The margin of error for total respondents is +/- 3.35% at the 95% confidence level.
Survey finds Americans still know little to nothing about Zika virus
“I was a little bit surprised that six of 10 adults say they know little about Zika given all the exposure,” Ginny Ehrlich, CEO of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, told TODAY. “I think there is a lot of confusion, as is represented by the polling, in how it is transmitted other than by a mosquito bite.”