Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
 

Rachel Benson Gold, Vice President for Public Policy

Rachel Benson Gold joined the staff of the Guttmacher Institute in 1979 and is currently Vice President for Public Policy. She directs the Institute’s public policy efforts with an emphasis on policy analysis and state policy development. She is the author of several reports and articles with a particular focus on the delivery and financing of publicly funded family planning services in the United States. Ms. Gold has served on the Board of Directors of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association and the Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality and is a Lecturer in Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Ms. Gold earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a Master of Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Recent Publications Include:

Gold RB, Guarding against coercion while ensuring access: a delicate balance, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2014, 17(3): 8-14.

Rosenbaum S, Sonfield A and Gold RB, After Hobby Lobby: How might policymakers mitigate the decision’s impact on women and families?, Health Affairs Blog, 2014, <http://healthaffairs.org/blog/author/sonfield/>.

Sonfield A and Gold RB, Beyond consent to sterilization: facing up to the full range of barriers to post-abortion contraception, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2014, 211(1): 3-4.

Sonfield A, Hasstedt K and Gold RB, Moving Forward: Family Planning in the Era of Health Reform, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2014.

Gold RB, Hasstedt K and Frost JJ, Title X: A critical difference, Contraception, 2014, 89(2): 71-72.

Gold RB, A new frontier in the era of health reform: Protecting confidentiality for individuals insured as dependents, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2013, 16(4): 2-7.

Gold RB and Nash E, TRAP laws gain political traction while abortion clinics—and the women they serve—pay the price, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2013, 16(2): 7-12.

Gold RB, Besieged family planning network plays pivotal role, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2013, 16(1): 13-18.

Frost JJ, Gold RB and Bucek A, Specialized family planning clinics in the United States: Why women choose them and their role in meeting women’s health care needs, Women's Health Issues, 2012, 22(6): e519-e525.

Gold RB, Back to center stage: ACA decision gives new significance to Medicaid family planning expansions, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(4): 13-17.

Sonfield A and Gold RB, The Supreme Court rules, and it’s both good and bad news for reproductive health, Contraception, 2012, 86(5): 426-429.

Gold RB, Becoming adept at working with health plans a necessity for family planning centers, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(3): 8-13.

English A et al.,Confidentiality for Individuals Insured as Dependents: A Review of State Laws and Policies, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2012.

Gold RB and Sonfield A, Working Successfully with Health Plans: An Imperative for Family Planning Centers, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2012.

Frost JJ et al., Variation in Service Delivery Practices Among Clinics Providing Publicly Funded Family Planning Services in 2010, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2012.

Gold RB, Going the extra mile: The difference Title X makes, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(2):13-17.

Sonfield A and Gold RB, Public Funding for Family Planning, Sterilization and Abortion Services, FY 1980–2010, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2012.

Gold RB and Nash E, Troubling trend: more states hostile to abortion rights as middle ground shrinks, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(1):14-19.

Sonfield A and Gold RB, Medicaid Family Planning Expansions: Lessons Learned and Implications for the Future, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2011.

Gold RB et al., A natural fit: collaborations between community health centers and family planning clinics, Policy Research Brief, Washington, DC: George Washington University, 2011, No. 26.

Gold RB, Strengthening the safety net: pathways for collaboration between community health centers and family planning programs, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(4):14-18.

Gold RB and Sonfield A, Publicly funded contraceptive care: a proven investment, Contraception, 2011, 84(5):437-439.

Gold RB, Wise investment: reducing the steep cost to medicaid of unintended pregnancy in the United States, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(3):6-10.

Gold RB, The role of family planning centers as gateways to health coverage and care, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(2):15-19.

Sonfield A et al., The public costs of births resulting from unintended pregnancies: national and state-level estimates, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2011, 43(2):94-102.

Gold RB, The National Health Service Corps: an answer to family planning centers’ workforce woes?, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(1):11-15.

Sonfield A and Gold RB, Holding on to health reform and what we have gained for reproductive health, Contraception, 2011, 83(4):285-288.

Sonfield A, Frost JJ and Gold RB, Estimating the Impact of Expanding Medicaid Eligibility for Family Planning Services: 2011 Update, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2011.

Gold RB, Summers R and Frachele R, CMS guidance on family planning state plan amendments, memo, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2010.

Gold RB, Insurance coverage and abortion incidence: information and misinformation, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2010, 13(4):7-10.

Gold RB, 'I am who I serve'—community health workers in family planning programs, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2010, 13(3):8-12.

Gold RB, Recession taking its toll: family planning safety net stretched thin as service demand increases, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2010, 13(1):8-12.

Gold RB, Unintended consequences: how insurance processes inadvertently abrogate patient confidentiality, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2009, 12(4):12-16.

Gold RB, Family planning centers meet health care reform: lessons from Massachusetts, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2009, 12(3):2-5.

Gold RB, All that's old is new again: the long campaign to persuade women to forego abortion, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2009, 12(2):19-22.

Gold RB, Family planning and health care reform: the benefits and challenges of prioritizing prevention, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2009, 12(1):19-24.

Gold RB et al., Next Steps for America’s Family Planning Program: Leveraging the Potential of Medicaid and Title X in an Evolving Health Care System, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2009.

Gold RB and Alrich C, Role of Medicaid family planning waivers and Title X in enhancing access to preconception care, Women’s Health Issues, 2008, 18(6) Supplement:S47-S51.

Gold RB, Equipping Title X for the future, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2008, 11(3):19-23.

Gold RB, Breaking new ground: ingenuity and innovation in Medicaid family planning expansions, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2008, 11(2):7-12.

Sonfield A, Alrich C and Gold RB, State Government Innovation in the Design and Implementation of Medicaid Family Planning Expansions, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2008.

Gold RB, An enduring role: the continuing need for a robust family planning clinic system, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2008, 11(1):6-10.

Sonfield A, Alrich C and Gold RB, Public funding for family planning, sterilization and abortion services, FY 1980–2006, Occasional Report, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2008, No. 38.

Gold RB and Nash E, State abortion counseling policies and the fundamental principles of informed consent, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2007, 10(4):6-13.

Gold RB et al., Medicaid's Role in Family Planning, Menlo Park, California: The Kaiser Family Foundation, 2007.

Gold RB, Challenges and opportunities for U.S. family planning clinics in providing the HPV vaccine, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2007, 10(3):8-14.

Gold RB, Stronger together: Medicaid, Title X bring different strengths to family planning effort, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2007, 10(2):13-18.

Gold RB, Lessons for family planning providers from transitions in maternal and child health funding, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2007, 10(1):2-6.

Frost JJ, Sonfield A and Gold RB, Estimating the impact of serving new clients by expanding funding for Title X, Occasional Report, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2006, No. 33.

Gold RB, Rekindling efforts to prevent unplanned pregnancy: a matter of ‘equity and common sense’, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2006, 9(3):2-6.

Frost JJ, Sonfield A and Gold RB, Estimating the impact of expanding Medicaid eligibility for family planning services, Occasional Report, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2006, No. 28.

Gold RB, New federal authority to impose Medicaid family planning cuts: a deal states should refuse, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2006, 9(2):2-6.

Boonstra H er al., Abortion in Women’s Lives, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2006.

Gold RB, Providing basic genetic services: what role for family planning clinics?,The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2005, 8(4):4-5, 14.

Gold RB, The implications of defining when a woman is pregnant,The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2005, 8(2):7-10.

Sonfield A and Gold RB, Conservatives’ agenda threatens public funding for family planning,The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2005, 8(1):4-7.

Sonfield A and Gold RB, Public funding for contraceptive, sterilization and abortion services, FY 1980–2001,Occasional Report, New York: The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2005.

Gold RB and Sonfield A, Bush health ‘reform’ agenda: implications for reproductive health, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2005, 8(1):8-11.

Sonfield A et al., U.S. insurance coverage of contraceptives and the impact of contraceptive coverage mandates, 2002, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2004, 36(2):72-79.

Richards CL and Gold RB, Medicaid: A Critical Source of Support for Family Planning in the United States, Menlo Park, California: The Kaiser Family Foundation, 2004.

Gold RB, Family planning waivers work, research shows, Contraceptive Technology Update, 2004, 25(5).

Gold RB and Boonstra H, Overhauling welfare: implications for reproductive health policy in the United States, Journal of the American Medical Women's Association, 2002, Vol. 57.

Richards CL and Gold RB, Medicaid Support for Family Planning in the Managed Care Era, New York: The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2001.

Gold RB and Sonfield A, Reproductive health services for adolescents under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, Family Planning Perspectives, 2001, 33(2):81-87.

Gold RB and Sonfield A, Family planning funding through four federal-state programs, FY 1997, Family Planning Perspectives, 1999, 31(4):176-181.

Sollom T, Gold RB and Saul R, Public funding for contraceptive, sterilization and abortion services, 1994, Family Planning Perspectives, 1996, 28(4):166-173.

Gold RB and Daley D, Uneven and Unequal: Insurance Coverage of Reproductive Health Services, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, New York, 1994.








 

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