Co-founder and CEO of Upstream USA talks with Denver Frederick
Upstream CEO Mark Edwards joined Denver Fredericks, host of The Business of Giving program, to discuss Upstream’s model and results for reducing the percentage of unplanned pregnancies in the United States.
The dimensions are really significant here in the US. In a typical year in the US, nearly half of all pregnancies are actually unplanned pregnancies. This data comes from women themselves describing their own pregnancies. What’s surprising to most people is that a significant percentage of these pregnancies occur to women who are actually using birth control. They know this is not the time they want to have a child, but the method of birth control they’re using fails them.