Roughly one in four teen girls become pregnant at least once by age 20 and fully half of all pregnancies in the United States are reported by women themselves as unplanned. Not too good.

By posting some intemperate thoughts about sex, love, relationships, pregnancy, childbearing, the media, public policy, our dogs, and other topics, we hope to spark a two-way discussion about how best to bring down the high rates of teen and unplanned pregnancy in this country. And who knows…from time to time, we might even offer up a few cogent thoughts that will be helpful.

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20-Somethings, Bedsider, Contraception, Latino Initiative, Unplanned Pregnancy
October 05, 2015

If you’re among the many friends and partners who have asked us in the years since Bedsider launched when we’re going to create a Spanish-language version, ask no more. It's here! The official launch of Bedsider en Español will be October 13th, but in the meantime, check out the site and feel free to send us your feedback.

Language matters. When the Campaign began thinking about how to reach young adults and help them avoid unplanned pregnancy, one of the key insights that led to the creation of Bedsider was that the program must reflect the way our intended audience talks and thinks about sex, rather than the way public health professionals tend to talk about these topics. To resonate with its intended audience, the Bedsider brand had to be authoritative but also friendly and a little bit sexy. Developing that voice, and the content to go with it, has been a work in progress that we continue to hone years later, based on ongoing experience and input from partners and our intended audience.

When we started thinking about translating the site into Spanish to reach 18-29-year-old Spanish speakers living in the United States, we knew we needed to achieve the same balance. We also knew we needed to be prepared to give the Spanish site the ongoing attention we’ve given to the English-language site. We’re up for the challenge, so take a look and let us know what you think!

Authored by: Liz Sabatiuk

Liz Sabatiuk is Senior Manager of Digital Media at The National Campaign. She’s responsible for developing and managing content for The National Campaign’s award winning website,—a birth control support network for 18- to 29-year-olds. Liz works closely with consultants, content creators, and partners to produce engaging, medically accurate content that represents and extends the Bedsider brand. This includes everything from Bedsider feature articles to tumblr posts to the Guy’s Guide to Birth Control.


Liz began working at The National Campaign in 2008 for the Latino Initiative and co-authored the report Toward a Common Future: Latino Teens and Adults Speak Out About Teen Pregnancy. She earned a BA in English Literature from Goucher College and is currently working toward an MA in Communication, Culture & Technology at Georgetown University.

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