Women with disabilities at higher risk of unintended pregnancies, says study

New Delhi: A study has claimed that women with disabilities are at higher risk of unintended pregnancies as compared to normal women. The report is published in the journal "Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health". Using data from the National Survey of Family Growth, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University found that females with independent living challenges, or those who may have difficulty completing day-to-day tasks such as banking or shopping without assistance, have the highest risk for unintended pregnancy. While additional research is needed to pinpoint exact factors, Horner-Johnson believes the high proportions of unintended pregnancies among women with disabilities may be linked to societal views.

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