Women’s Lives 3 - Family Planning in Women’s Lives

Research Report - Focus: Unintended Pregnancies Selected results for the states of Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Lower Saxony and Saxony

As part of its series of studies about women’s and men’s family planning, the Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA) has commissioned, as another milestone, the comprehensive study ‘women’s lives 3 - family planning in women’s lives’. Its focal point is unintended pregnancies and pregnancy conflicts. Following the investigation of unintended pregnancies and pregnancy terminations among minors, this study surveyed 4,002 women between the ages of 20 and 44 by way of a questionnaire; 97 women gave a qualitative interview.

Around one third of all pregnancies in the women’s lives were not planned at the time they occurred. For some of these pregnancies there was a desire for children, but the pregnancy occurred earlier than desired. Others did not want a child. Even though pregnancies at the wrong (too early) time or without a desire for children are by no means rare, there are, in Germany, hardly any current scientific insights into the contributing factors, such as the role of inadequate contraception. There is also not much information about the motivations behind carrying an unintended pregnancy to term or terminating it.

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Bibliografische Daten

Media: Print, Brochure DIN A4
Publication date: 08/2016
Order Number: 13319406


Weiterführende Links

German version: frauen leben 3 - Familienplanung im Lebenslauf von Frauen - Schwerpunkt: Ungewollte Schwangerschaften