A patent has been issued for an absorbent article, comprisin an absorbent that havs a top sheet and an opposite bottom sheet surface. The top sheet surface havs a length and width configured to fit the pudendal region of a woman. A liquid-impermeable baffle adjacent to the bottom sheet surface has a length and a width covering the bottom sheet surface. The body side liner is folded over each of at least one elastomeric members and is bonded onto itself in the front and back regions of the chassis and the body side liner is bonded to the liquid impermeable layer along inward edges of the leak guard flap regions in at least a portion of a crotch region of the chassis. Distal edges of the leak guard flap regions are not bonded to the liquid impermeable layer in at least a portion of the crotch region of the garment.