Pregnancy rate dropped over past decade, CDC says
(CNN) - Fewer Americans are getting pregnant, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
The U.S. pregnancy rate fell over the past decade from 97.3 per1,000 females aged 15-44 in 2010 to 85.6 per 1,000 in 2019.
In 2019, 5.5 million women were pregnant, down from just over 6 million in 2010.
During that timeframe, unintended pregnancies fell 15%, and abortions became less common.
In 2019, 13% of pregnancies resulted in an abortion, compared with 16% in 2010.
But pregnancy loss became more common.
About 20% of pregnancies in 2019 resulted in miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or fetal death.
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