Intended pregnancies improve lives

In South Carolina, unintended pregnancies cost taxpayers nearly $79 million a year and lead to many problems downstream. Our goal is to see a reduction in unintended pregnancy in South Carolina 25 percent by 2021.

What would a 25 percent reduction in unintended pregnancy look like across our state?

For Children

  • Healthier start with fewer complications
  • Lower infant mortality rates
  • Thriving families

For Women

  • Greater chance for continued education
  • Enhanced economic mobility
  • Fewer abortions

For Families

  • Spaced pregnancies for optimal newborn health
  • More control of family resources
  • Less workplace absenteeism

For South Carolina

  • Mitigated burden on school systems
  • Lessened drain on healthcare system
  • Significant savings for the average taxpayer

Intended pregnancy means improved health for all South Carolinians.

South Carolina faces many issues. One makes all the others harder to solve. More than half the state’s pregnancies are unintended — costing children their wellbeing and families their stability. We’re working to shape a culture where all pregnancies are intended, and women and men have equitable access to contraceptive care.

100

Health Center Jobs

6,000

Providers Trained

$19 MIL

In Healthcare Systems

Making a difference.

In less than a year, we’ve created 100 jobs within clinics, trained more than 6,000 providers and invested $19 million in healthcare systems across the state. It’s momentum that is already having impact. Learn how you can help us create a healthier South Carolina.

Sustainability

Unintended pregnancy makes vulnerable people more vulnerable.

Virginia Berry White

Director, Family Solutions of the Low Country,
South Carolina Office of Rural Health

Break the cycle in your community.

Many rural counties are medically underserved and have a shortage in contraceptive counseling and services. Access to care for women is made harder by pockets of poverty, lack of public transportation, unemployment and no health insurance.

Choose Well is arming doctors and nurses in these rural communities with the funds, training and equipment for residents to access contraceptive healthcare so they can choose to have children at the right time.

Break the cycle in your community.

Many rural counties are medically underserved and have a shortage in contraceptive counseling and services. Access to care for women is made harder by pockets of poverty, lack of public transportation, unemployment and no health insurance.

Choose Well is arming doctors and nurses in these rural communities with the funds, training and equipment for residents to access contraceptive healthcare so they can choose to have children at the right time.

Exponential impact.

Choose Well’s vision is big: to improve the future for South Carolina families. Serious potential like this demands serious work. See how we’re making it happen.

Our Work