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Black and white young women share similar desires to avoid pregnancy and similar pregnancy plans, but Black women were much less likely to be pronatal, advocating for a higher birth rate, than were white women, new research revealed. The unintended pregnancy rate is 2.5 times higher for Black women than for white women, which raises questions about why this difference occurs.

Study Finds No Differences in Pregnancy Plans Between Young Black and White Women

But the unintended pregnancy rate is higher for Black women