[Comment] Reducing unintended pregnancy through provider training
Access to family planning services allows women and families to plan pregnancies and achieve desired family size. These factors are crucial to health, wellbeing, and economic advancement. However, unintended (mistimed or unwanted) pregnancy remains a major public health challenge, accounting for nearly half of all pregnancies in the USA,1 and 85 million worldwide each year.2 Even where modern contraceptive methods are available, unintended pregnancy occurs through inconsistent or incorrect use. Unintended pregnancy has important health consequences, and its reduction is a component of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals to lower maternal mortality.