The Nation

A third of unmarried American women in their 20s have been pregnant and 19% have given birth, a survey said. A study reported in Family Planning Perspectives, published by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, found that 82% of women in the population group had experienced sex. Results were based on a 1983 survey of 1,314 women across the continental United States. About 40% of the women who had ever had sex had gotten pregnant. Nearly all the women who had experienced sex used contraception at some time.

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