Global Stats on Women Seeking Abortion

Who’s Accessing the Natural Miscarriage Website?

  • Individuals from 121 countries have accessed our site.
  • Many US visitors to the site are located in areas of the US where abortion access is restricted.
  • The majority of visitors identify as White/Caucasian.
  • Visitors to the site represent many women who desire such information despite their religion’s objection to abortion.

Relationship Status of Visitors

  • The majority of visitors have never been married, but are in a monogamous relationship.
  • The  majority of visitors report that the man that got them pregnant is their boyfriend.
  • The majority of visitors currently have no children.

Nature of Sexual Contact Resulting in Unintended Pregnancy

  • Nearly a quarter of the sexual contact resulting in unintended pregnancy was not fully consensual.
  • Sex was non-consensual in approximately 14% of the visitors.
  • The majority of women were not drugged or under the influence of drugs when engaging in the sexual contact that resulted in unintended.
  • The vast majority of visitors to the site reported using at least one method of contraception.
  • Among those who did not use birth control, many hoped that they would not get pregnant. This group was primarily women under 25, suggesting the need for better sex education for young women.

Support and Consequences

  • Approximately 43% of the visitors to the website have the support of the man who got them pregnant to pursue an abortion/natural miscarriage.
  • Many women have not shared with anyone that they are considering an abortion.
  • Three out of four women visiting the site noted financial hardship as a core reason for pursuing an abortion/natural miscarriage.
  • More than a third of our visitors cited disownment by their family as a consequence of pregnancy.
  • A total of 28% of our visitors noted severe physical consequences from others should they be found to be pregnant from a beating from a family member to forced female circumcision.

Home Countries and U.S. States

Countries

Overview: 121 Number of countries were represented.

Table 1: Top Countries of Origin, n=3256

Country Count %
United States 2271 69.75
Philippines 120 3.69
Afghanistan 96 2.95
Canada 96 2.95
Australia 77 2.36
United Kingdom 72 2.21
India 41 1.26
South Africa 40 1.23
Ireland 29 .89
Mexico 23 .71
Nigeria 23 .71
Other 368 11.29

U.S. States

Overview: All US States except Vermont were represented

Table 2: Top US States Represented

State Count %
Texas 300 12.55
California 210 8.78
Florida 194 8.11
Georgia 108 4.52
Ohio 107 4.48
New York 91 3.81
Illinois 80 3.35
Pennsylvania 79 3.30
Michigan 78 3.26
North Carolina 70 2.93

Table 3: Lowest Frequency US States

State Count %
Montana 11 0.46
Maine 10 0.42
Wyoming 10 0.42
District of Columbia 9 0.38
Hawaii 7 0.29
North Dakota 6 0.25
Rhode Island 6 0.25
South Dakota 6 0.25
West Virginia 6 0.25
New Hampshire 4 0.17 

Ethnicity

Table 4: Ethnicities Represented, n=3256

What is your ethnic background? Count %
White/Caucasian 1532 47.05
Black/African/African American 541 16.62
Hispanic/Latina 445 13.67
Mixed Race 352 10.81
Far East Asian 141 4.33
Asian Indian 123 3.78
Middle Eastern/Arab 49 1.50
Pacific Islander 37 1.14

Religion

Table 5: Religions, n=3,256

What is your religion? Count %
Christian 1593 48.93
Not Religious/Not Spiritual 799 24.54
Spiritual/New Age 192 5.90
Agnostic 171 5.25
Other 161 4.94
Atheist 138 4.24
Muslim 64 1.97
Buddhist 37 1.14
Jewish 22 .68
Mormon 19 .58

Dating and Marital Status

Marital Status

Table 6: Marital Status, n=3256

What is your marital status? Count %
Single (never married) 2492 76.54
Married 405 12.44
Divorced 189 5.80
Separated 150 4.61
Widowed 20 .61

Dating Status

Table 7: Dating Status

What is your relationship/dating status? Count %
In a Monogamous Relationship 1,093 33.57
Single (not dating) 794 24.39
Dating (but nothing serious) 531 16.31
It's Complicated! 514 15.79
Engaged 243 7.46
In an Open Relationship 81 2.49

Relationship with Man

What is your relationship to the man who got you pregnant? n %
He is my boyfriend 1,218 37.53
He is an ex-boyfriend or ex-husband 512 15.78
He is a friend 374 11.53
He was an acquaintance 365 11.25
He is my husband 345 10.63
He is my fiancé 220 6.78
He was a stranger 172 5.30
He is a blood relative 20 0.62
He is a non-blood family member 19 0.59
Total 3,245 100.00

Children

How many children do you have? Count %
0 2,002 61.49
1 560 17.2
2 389 11.95
3 187 5.74
4 73 2.24
5 32 0.98
6 7 0.21
7 2 0.06
8 2 0.06
9 0 0
10+ 2 0.06

Nature of Sexual Contact

Consent

Was the sex consensual? Count %
I consented to of some but not all of it 423 13.04
No, it was not consensual 372 11.46
Yes, it was consensual 2450 75.50

Pressure

Were you pressured to have sex through threats or intimidation? Count %
No 2816 86.49
Yes 440 13.51

Drugs

At the time of conception were you drugged against your will? Count %
I’m Not sure 265 8.13
No 2,889 88.72
Yes 102 3.13
Total 3,256 100.00

 

Were you, by your own choice, under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of conception? Count %
No 2,889 88.72
Yes 102 3.13
Total 3,256 100.00

 

Which drugs were you using at the time of conception? (check as many as apply) Count %/Drugs used
Alcohol 842 61.46
Marijuana 320 23.36
Ecstasy 27 1.97
LSD 4 0.29
Cocaine 25 1.82
Methamphetamine 25 1.82
Heroin 4 0.29
Prescription Medications for Recreational Use 123 8.98
Total 1370 100

Violence

Were you beaten or subject to physical violence? Count %
No 2,492 76.80
Yes 753 23.20
Total 3,245 100.00

Gang-Rape

Was there more than one person participating? Gang rape? Count %
No 3,208 98.53
Yes 48 1.47
Total 3,256 100.00

Contraception Use

Did you use ANY form of birth control? If so, which methods did you use? Check as many as apply Count %/Total Sample (n=3256)
Male Condom 2450 75.25
I did not use birth control 1252 38.45
Withdrawal Method 661 20.30
Birth Control Pill, Patch or Ring 417 12.81
Morning After Pill (Plan B) 207 6.36
Natural Method (Rhythm Method) 193 5.93
Douche (I washed myself afterwards) 118 3.62
Spermicide, Contraceptive Sponge or film 48 1.47
Depo Provera 43 1.32
IUD 20 .61
Male Stated Vasectomy 12 .37
Female Condom, Diaphragm, or Cervical Cap 9 .28
Tubal Ligation 6 .18
Reasons for Refraining from Birth Control Use Count %/Total Sample (n=3256)
I hoped I would not get pregnant 447 13.73
I thought he was infertile 93 2.86
I was told by my doctor I couldn’t get pregnant 74 2.27
I was breastfeeding so I did not think I could get pregnant 51 1.57
I was sexually intimate with someone else 41 1.26 

Support

Male Support

Does the man who got you pregnant support your decision to have a miscarriage? Count %
Missing Data 11 .34
He does not believe I'm pregnant 106 3.26
He does not believe the baby is his 84 2.58
He does not know about the pregnancy 881 27.06
He does not/would not care what I do 381 11.70
He knows about the pregnancy but does not know I want to have an abortion 241 7.40
No, he does not support my decision 140 4.30
Yes, he supports my decision 1,412 43.37
Total 3,256 100.00

Does anyone know?

Does anyone know that you are considering aborting the pregnancy? Count %
No 2,020 62.04
Yes 1,236 37.96
Total 3,256 100.00

Consequences of Pregnancy

What personal consequences might you face if you are found to be pregnant? Check as many as apply Count %/Total Sample (n=3256)
Financial hardship, I simply cannot afford to have a child 2477 76.07
Disowned by family (forced to leave home) 1248 38.33
Forced to leave school 952 29.24
Husband/boyfriend will leave me because they do not want a child 299 9.81
Beating from my father, brother or other family member 277 8.50
Forced to marry the man who got me pregnant 254 7.80
Husband/boyfriend will leave me because the child is not theirs 190 5.83
Other 111 3.40
Beating from the man who got me pregnant 101 3.10
Death at the hands of my father, brother or other family member 80 2.45
Death at the hands of the man who got me pregnant 28 .08
Forced to undergo female circumcision 25 .07

Consequences of Abortion

What consequences might you face if you are discovered trying to end your pregnancy? (check as many as apply) Count %/Total Sample (n=3256)
Financial hardship, I simply cannot afford to have a child 2477 76.07
Forced to leave school 952 29.24
Disowned by family (forced to leave home) 1248 38.33
Forced to marry the man who got me pregnant 254 7.80
Husband/boyfriend will leave me because they do not want a child 299 9.81
Husband/boyfriend will leave me because the child is not theirs 190 5.83
Beating from the man who got me pregnant 101 3.10
Beating from my father, brother or other family member 277 8.50
Death at the hands of the man who got me pregnant 28 .08
Death at the hands of my father, brother or other family member 80 2.45
Forced to undergo female circumcision 25 .07
Other 111 3.40

Data Source: Survey, January 2013-May 2015

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