Babies are great…when you’re ready for them. We think in the meantime you have the right to a healthy, happy sex life without worrying about unplanned pregnancy. You can make that happen by taking an active role in your reproductive health. We can help with that.
Bedsider.org (Bedsider) is an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy. Power to Decide works to ensure that every young person has the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant—increasing their opportunity to pursue the future they want.
Right now, seven in 10 pregnancies among unmarried women 18-29 are described by women themselves as unplanned. That sounds like a lot to us. We hope that Bedsider will be a useful tool for women to learn about their birth control options, better manage their birth control, and in the process avoid getting pregnant until they’re ready.
If you have any questions or concerns about Bedsider, you may contact us at:
Or by mail at:
Power to Decide
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
This site has been developed with the assistance of many experts and many young adults as well, who are Bedsider’s main audience, and we thank them all for their guidance and insights. We are especially grateful for the advice provided by Power to Decide’s Healthcare Advisory Committee (roster below). Even so, responsibility for the content of Bedsider, including all medical information, rests solely with Power to Decide itself.
Eve Espey, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of New Mexico
Deborah Allen, Sc.D.
Deputy Director Health Promotion
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Anne Burke, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G. (ex-officio)
Associate Professor, Obstetrics/Gynecology
Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Patty Cason, R.N., M.S., F.N.P.-B.C.
Family Nurse Practitioner
President, Envision SRH
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Nursing
Linda Dominguez, W.H.N.P.
Southwest Women’s Health
Dan Frayne, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of North Carolina Health Sciences at MAHEC
Pari Ghodsi, M.D.
Ob/Gyn Northside Hospital
Paula J. Hillard, M.D.
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Colleen Krajewski, M.D., M.P.H.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Amy Levi, Ph.D., C.N.M., W.H.N.P.-B.C.
University of New Mexico College of Nursing
Tessa E. Madden, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chief, Division of Family Planning
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Jamila Perritt, M.D.
Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Reproductive Health and Family Planning Specialist
Bedsider.org is a nonprofit
Bedsider.org is operated by Power to Decide, a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 52-1974611) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.