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, Unplanned Pregnancy
October 20, 2016

Guy Nottadadi is back, and he wants to talk about sex. If almost all adults in our great nation do it, why shouldn’t we be able to talk about it? From birth control to STI prevention to consent, Guy encourages everyone to communicate openly with their partners and make sex great again.

(And make sure to check out all of our Guy's Guide videos on Bedsider).


Other Recent Posts

October 06, 2016
Authored by: Becky Griesse

Becky Griesse is the Senior Manager of Programs at The National Campaign. In this capacity, she provides assistance to state and local communities regarding teen and unplanned pregnancy.

Prior to joining The National Campaign, Becky was the Adolescent Sexual Health Program Manager at the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD). There she provided technical assistance to CDC/DASH funded state education agencies to improve youth access to sexual health services. Becky also has experience coordinating a local teen pregnancy prevention coalition, the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP) in Alexandria, VA.

Becky attended James Madison University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and George Washington University where she received a Master in Public Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health.  She is an Adjunct Faculty member at George Mason University where she teaches Human Sexuality and Women’s Health courses.

I have had the pleasure of working with six California counties over the past two years through the California Foster Youth Pregnancy Prevention Institute.  Along with my colleagues at the John Burton Foundation and the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), we supported and led...
Colleges, Contraception, Education, Federal Funding, State and Local, Teen Pregnancy, Teens, Unplanned Pregnancy
October 04, 2016
Authored by: Bill Albert

Bill Albert is the Chief Program Officer of The National Campaign. As Chief Program Officer, Bill is responsible for overall program planning and development, and for tracking program progress. In addition, Bill provides oversight to the Campaign’s media outreach and communication strategies, as well as the writing, editing, design, and production of Campaign’s numerous publications and materials. In addition, he oversees the Campaign’s popular, award-winning websites, the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, the organization’s work with new media, and the Campaign’s marketing efforts.

Before his work with The National Campaign, Bill spent 12 years working in television news, most recently as the Managing Editor at Fox Television News in Washington, DC. His responsibilities included managing the editorial content of two daily news broadcasts, assigning, editing, and writing stories for air, conducting interviews, and overseeing the work of reporters and electronic news gathering crews.

Bill received his degree in Communications at American University and resides in Kensington, Maryland with his wife, Carol. His perfect 21-year-old son, Harrison The Boy Wonder, is a senior at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD to its friends).

Teens say parents most influence their decisions about sex, according to new national survey data released today by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Teens age 12-19 say parents are more influential than friends, the media, siblings, teachers and educators, and others,...
Parents, Relationships, Teen Pregnancy, Teens, Unplanned Pregnancy
October 03, 2016
Authored by: Andrea Kane

Andrea Kane is the Vice President for Policy and Strategic Partnerships at The National Campaign.  She is responsible for The National Campaign’s public policy program, as well as forging strategic partnerships with a range of public and private sector organizations.  During her time at the Campaign, she has helped launch The National Campaign’s work with community colleges, youth in foster care, and with Latino communities.

From 2001 through 2008, she was also affiliated with the Brookings Institution’s Center on Children and Families in various capacities. Before joining The National Campaign in 2001, Andrea served at the White House Domestic Policy Council as a special assistant to President Clinton. She has also worked at the National Governors’ Association, and at the state and local level in California, Texas, and Virginia.

She studied Government at Smith College, received a BA from Cornell University and an MPA from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Opportunity Nation summit, an inspiring bipartisan, cross-sector group of business leaders, nonprofits, elected officials, and young people committed to restoring the American Dream. Much of the focus of the summit was on improving prospects for...
20-Somethings, Contraception, Education, Public Policy, State and Local, Teen Pregnancy, Unplanned Pregnancy
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