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**Pregnancy and Abortion Worldwide (AWW)** The study produces internationally comparable estimates of pregnancies by intention and outcome. Estimates were produced for 195 countries and territories in order to compute averages for the world and for groups of countries (e.g., regions), and time series estimates were released for 150 of the individual countries and territories. For a **technical audience**, the [AWW Web App][1] provides access to estimates for all indicators and can be used to compare areas and time periods. In addition, technical profiles which enumerate the underlying data and plot these data against the modeled estimates are downloadable from the [AWW Web App][2] and from [OSF storage][3]. A complete description of our statistical approach is on [arXiv][4]. For a **general audience**, country profiles highlighting trends in two indicators -- unintended pregnancy and abortion -- are available on [][5]. Selected recent publications: Bearak J et al. “[Country-specific estimates of unintended pregnancy and abortion incidence: a global comparative analysis of levels in 2015–2019.][6]” BMJ Global Health, 2022. Popinchalk A et al. “[The state of global abortion data: an overview and call to action.][7]” BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2021. Bearak J et al. “[Unintended pregnancy and abortion by income, region, and the legal status of abortion: estimates from a comprehensive model for 1990–2019.][8]” Lancet Global Health, 2020. Bearak J et al. “[Pregnancies, abortions, and pregnancy intentions: a protocol for modeling and reporting global, regional and country estimates.][9]” Reproductive Health, 2019. Ganatra B et al. “[Global, regional and sub-regional classification of abortions by safety: estimates for 2010-14.][10]” Lancet, 2017. [1]: [2]: [3]: [4]: [5]: [6]: [7]: [8]: [9]: [10]:
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