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.
Consequences faced by women with an unwanted pregnancy by age

As shown in the figure below, the graph discusses the percentage of girls of different ages facing difficulties. The point of age 16 represents females under 16, and the point of 40 also includes women over 40. Younger women will face greater family and school stress, which is significantly decreased in adulthood. Younger women have a more challenging time affording abortions, while older women face higher costs of raising a baby. A possible explanation is that older women may already have children. Overall, raising a child can be financially stressful for most people.

Alcohol and drug abuse before sex leads to unwanted pregnancy by age

As shown in the figure below, the graph discusses the percentage of dependence on alcohol and marijuana for girls of different ages. For the extreme ages treated in the same way as the graph above, the ratio of underage female use of alcohol is relatively small, most likely because most of the data come from the United States. Marijuana, on the other hand, is more popular among young adults.

This graph discusses the effects of alcohol, marijuana, and drugs on female sexual consent. Sober women have a relatively higher rate of sexual consent, while drunkenness significantly reduces women's sexual consent. Of all the options, drugs have a higher impact on a woman's right to make her own sexual choices. Reducing the consumption of drugs and alcohol keeps them from being in danger.

Alcohol Alcohol & Marijuana Marijuana No Drug Other Drug(stronger)
Partial consent 16.5% 15.8% 14.2% 9.3% 17.8%
No 11.8% 8.5% 6.2% 8.2% 13.5%
Yes 71.7% 75.8% 79.6% 82.5% 68.7%

This graph discusses the impact of abortion opponents on women who have abortions, both domestically and abroad. It is clear from the data that women within the United States face significantly more pressure from protests compared to that of foreign countries. 22% of Americans face protestors outside the clinic. This is 12% higher than the ratio of intimidation faced by foreign women.

Composition of different types of birth control

 The graph represents the different types of birth control in all unwanted pregnant women. Condoms and natural birth control are the most frequently used forms of contraception. The percentage of use of all contraceptive methods does not represent the failure rate because the data does not include the results of successful contraceptive methods.

  1. CFS : Condom, Female Condom or Spermicide
  2. M : Morning After Pill
  3. MDITV: Medical Birth Control, Depo Provera, IUO, Tubal Ligation, or Vasectomy
  4. MF: Male or Female Infertile
  5. NPB: Natural Methods (Rhythm, Temperature and Calendar), or Breastfeeding
  6. PP : Pill, Morning After Pill, Patch or Ring
  7. WDR: Withdrawal, Douche, or Refrained

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