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Meeting the National Health Goal to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy
Article first published online: 3 NOV 2011
© 2011 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obsteric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 40, Issue 6, pages 775–781, November/December 2011
How to Cite
Levi, A. and Dau, K. Q. (2011), Meeting the National Health Goal to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40: 775–781. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01292.x
- Issue published online: 18 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 3 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: JUN 2011
- Unintended pregnancy;
- health disparities;
- national health goals;
- preventive health care
In spite of advances in health care, the rate of unintended pregnancy has not diminished. Healthy People 2020 and the Affordable Care Act of 2010 have promoted prevention as the most effective means of ensuring the health of the citizens of the United States. This shift in the national approach to the promotion of prevention holds the potential to appropriately address pregnancy planning from a comprehensive public health framework.