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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Contraception, Federal Funding, State and Local, Teen Pregnancy, Unplanned Pregnancy
December 01, 2016

This holiday season, as you think about where to make your year-end contributions, please consider The National Campaign. New York Times columnist Nick Kristof included The National Campaign in his annual holiday gift giving list, because he knows that we are one of the most effective counterforces to those who would create barriers for women to access all methods of contraception.

With your gift, more women will receive accurate information about contraceptive methods and be able to access their preferred method through our expansive database of clinics. Know your donation will be in good hands—we’ve been awarded Charity Navigator’s four star rating ten years in a row. We are grateful for your support!

Authored by: Daniela Kucz

Daniela Kucz is the Development Analyst at The National Campaign. Daniela oversees individual giving and supports the Campaign’s fundraising activities. Daniela also serves as the Special Assistant to the CEO and coordinates Board of Directors events as the Corporate Secretary.

Prior to her work at the Campaign, Daniela honed her donor relations and fundraising experience as a Development Fellow at the Women’s Campaign Fund and a Special Projects Assistant at Move This World.

Daniela received her Bachelor’s degree in Gender & Sexuality Studies and Biology from Swarthmore College. Having lived in seven countries across the world, Daniela now resides in Washington, DC.

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everyone loves birth control
November 28, 2016
Authored by: Ginny Ehrlich

Ginny Ehrlich is the chief executive officer at the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Prior to taking the helm at the National Campaign, Ginny directed the childhood obesity prevention portfolio at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and led the Foundation’s efforts to establish a strategic direction for its $500 million investment in ensuring that all children achieve a healthy weight by 2025. Previously, Ginny spent eight years at the Clinton Foundation, where she served as the Founding CEO of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative and the long-time CEO of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. During her tenure at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Ginny positioned the organization as a national leader on preventing childhood obesity and started the nation’s largest school-based obesity prevention program. Ginny started her career in the classroom as a health and sexuality educator, and has held several state and national leadership positions.

Ginny has dedicated her more than 20-year career to improving the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents, and families. Known for her abilities to build organizational strategic vision and foster partnerships of great purpose across the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Ginny was recognized in 2012 by Health Leaders as one of the nation’s top change agents in the health sector. Ginny has a breadth of experience working with businesses, community organizations, policymakers, schools, and government officials on a wide variety of social welfare issues.

Ginny holds a doctorate of education in education leadership and a Master of Science in Special Education, both from the University of Oregon, a Master of Public Health from Boston University and a BA in Community Health Education, from the University of Oregon. She lives in Washington, DC; she is an avid tennis player and runner.

We are facing a new chapter in our nation’s history and many changes will occur, one of which includes a possible limit to access and coverage of the full range of contraceptive methods. Given our nation’s new political landscape, The National Campaign believes it is more critical than ever to...
20-Somethings, Bedsider, Contraception, Popular Culture, Teen Pregnancy, Teens, Thanks, Birth Control, Unplanned Pregnancy
Don't follow your dreams. Chase them. #thxbirthcontrol
November 21, 2016
Last week, thousands of people tweeted, shared, and shouted out why birth control matters to them. We are so grateful to those who took the time to say #ThxBirthControl. We'd like to share some of our favorite news highlights of the day:Bustle7 Benefits Of Birth Control Besides The Obvious, Because...
20-Somethings, Bedsider, Contraception, Media, Popular Culture, Teen Pregnancy, Teens, Thanks, Birth Control, Unplanned Pregnancy
November 16, 2016
Authored by: Amy Kramer

Amy Kramer is the Senior Director of Entertainment Media at The National Campaign. She came to the Campaign in 2007 after more than fifteen years as a television news producer and communications consultant.

Amy’s role at the Campaign is to advance the organization’s mission by working with media executives, writers, producers, social media experts, and others to help them incorporate teen and unplanned pregnancy prevention messages into the content of their work.  She has served as the lead content expert for MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom since the shows launched in 2009 and has spoken widely in the press, on television, and at conferences about the shows’ impact on teen pregnancy.  She has also written and analyzed surveys about sex, relationships, and contraception for Seventeen and Cosmopolitan magazines. In addition, she consults with many other television programs, magazines and websites, writes discussion guides and blog posts for media partners’ web properties, works with outside experts on the media goals of the Campaign, and oversees the Campaign’s nationally recognized Entertainment Media program and staff.  

Prior to joining the Campaign, Amy was a producer at ABC, CNN, and CNBC. She began her career at the political Hotline, a daily news wire service covering national politics, and then started in television as a political researcher for CBS News. As a communications consultant she worked with corporations and foundations on issues such as drug abuse, education, health care, aging, and employee/employer relations. She has moderated focus groups, written surveys, and provided analysis and direction on public opinion related to these topics. She has also worked as a political campaign press aide and a summer camp waterski instructor. Amy graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh University with degrees in government and journalism. She lives in Maryland with her husband and dog.

Today (November 16) is Thanks, Birth Control Day—a day to give a shout-out to all the things birth control makes possible. You might think it’s embarrassing to talk about birth control, but when there’s positive chatter around it, people are more likely to use it. And no one knows more about...
20-Somethings, Bedsider, Media, Popular Culture, Teen Pregnancy, Teens, Thanks, Birth Control, Unplanned Pregnancy
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