The number of pregnant women seeking help for a variety of issues has increased in the past decade, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
The number is up nearly 25% from a decade ago, according a survey released by the ACOG last year.
Some women are using contraception, and they may not be aware that they may have contracted the virus, said Dr. Katherine H. Faden, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The American College has been tracking the number of pregnancies during pregnancy since 2006.
The group said it’s the highest number of pregnancy related complications recorded since it began tracking this statistic in 2006.
The latest ACOG survey was conducted online, from July 12 to Aug. 5, 2017.
The questions are similar to the questions used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but the survey asked for a broader range of information, including whether the woman has had an STD, which is often found on birth certificates.
The ACOG asked respondents to indicate if they’d received an STD test, received a cervical smear or had an HPV test.
Those who had received an HPV testing test or a cervical scan were asked if they’ve had unprotected sex with an infected partner and if they know they have the virus.
A second question asked if the woman was in a safe space when she was pregnant.
The answers were not included in the survey.
The ACOG said the questions asked about safe space were about personal boundaries, not sexual safety.
A third question asked respondents if they have a history of STDs, including HPV and HIV, as well as sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis.
Those answers were also not included.
In addition, the survey asks respondents if their partner has ever been tested for STDs or HIV.
If they answer yes, they’re asked if their current partner has tested positive.
If not, they are asked if any other partners have tested positive, including if they think their current partners are likely to be infected.
In all, the ACGOB said it found 2,531 pregnancies during the past 10 years, including 1,082 with STDs.
Nearly half of the pregnancies were unintended, according the survey, which included a sample of about 2,500 people.
More than half of pregnancies occurred during pregnancy.
The study found that nearly three-quarters of pregnancies ended in abortion.
The abortion rate was the highest among all women, but it was down slightly from 2010, when about 80% of abortions were illegal.