The state’s DelawareCan campaign is showing promise in cutting the state’s high rate of unplanned pregnancies.
The Maryland-based research organization Child Trends estimates that since the campaign launched, unintended pregnancies in Delaware dropped from 106 per 1,000 in 2014 to 80 per 1,000 in 2017.
Delaware had one of the nation’s highest unplanned pregnancy rates as well as a long-running high infant mortality rate and low birthweight babies. The high rates are tied to the high percentage of teen mothers, inadquate prenatal care and other factors.
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