Relative to other states, Arkansas experiences high rates of unintended pregnancy. In fact, in 2010, the latest year data is available, 55 percent of pregnancies in Arkansas were unintended, whereas 45 percent of pregnancies in the United States overall were unplanned (as of 2011). What’s more, in 2015, Arkansas had the highest rate of teen pregnancy at 38 births per 1,000 adolescents (age 15-19).
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