POPULATION AT RISK:
The Alan Guttmacher Institute estimated that there are 93,640 West
Virginia women at or below 185% of the federal poverty level at risk of unintended
pregnancy. "At risk" individuals are defined as women in their reproductive
years between the ages of 13-44, sexually active, and neither pregnant nor trying to
become pregnant. This number includes 58,100 women age 20-44 and 35,540 female teens.(13)
- 58,100 WV adult women live at or below the 185% poverty level - an
annual income of $28,860 for a family of four.
- These women need subsidized family planning services because food,
clothing and shelter take priority over personal items such as birth control.
- 35,540 female teens are estimated to be sexually active and in need
of confidential family planning counseling and services, with 2,020 females age 13-14 and
33,520 15-19 years of age.
- By deducting the number of women currently served by the OMCH, Family
Planning Program, there are an estimated 20,000 West Virginia women remaining at risk of