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J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2011 Nov-Dec;40(6):794-807. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01293.x. Epub 2011 Nov 3.

Caring for women with unintended pregnancies.

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Institute of Health Professions, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA.


Unintended pregnancy is a common reproductive health event. Professional responsibilities for nurses providing care to women with unintended pregnancies include appropriate assessment, options counseling, provision of or referral for desired services, care coordination, and prevention efforts aimed at decreasing future unintended pregnancies. Nurses' awareness of available services and their involvement in referring or providing services is an essential component to reproductive health care.

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