Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
 

Adam Sonfield, Senior Public Policy Associate

Adam Sonfield joined the Guttmacher Institute’s Washington, DC office in 1997 and currently serves as a senior public policy associate. He is the executive editor and a regular contributor to the Institute’s public policy journal, the Guttmacher Policy Review. Mr. Sonfield’s portfolio includes research and policy analysis on public and private financing of reproductive health care in the United States, the rights and responsibilities of health care providers and patients, and men’s sexual and reproductive health. His recent focus has been the enactment and implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its potential impact on family planning coverage, services, programs and providers. He also writes a quarterly Washington Watch column for Contraceptive Technology Update. Mr. Sonfield earned an A.B. with honors in social studies from Harvard University and a Master of Public Policy, focusing in health policy, at Georgetown University.

Recent Publications Include:

Sonfield A, Religious exemptions in insurance coverage and the patient-clinician relationship, Virtual Mentor, 2014, 16(11):864-869.

Frost JJ et al., Return on investment: A fuller assessment of the benefits and cost savings of the US publicly funded family planning program, The Milbank Quarterly, 2014, <http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1111/1468-0009.12080/>.

Sonfield A et al., "The impact of the federal contraceptive coverage guarantee on out-of-pocket payments for contraceptives: 2014 update," Contraception, 2014, <http://www.contraceptionjournal.org/article/S0010-7824(14)00687-8>.

Sonfield A and Barot S, Birth control pills should be available over the counter, but that’s no substitute for contraceptive coverage, Health Affairs Blog, 2014, <http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/09/10/birth-control-pills-should-be-available-over-the-counter-but-thats-no-substitute-for-contraceptive-coverage/>.

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, Pay-for-performance: making it work for safety-net family planning centers and the clients they serve, 2014, Guttmacher Policy Review, 17(2): 8-13.

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

Sonfield A, Contraceptive coverage at the U.S. Supreme Court: countering the rhetoric with evidence, 2014, Guttmacher Policy Review, 17(1): 2-8.

Sonfield A, Implementing the federal contraceptive coverage guarantee: progress and prospects, 2013, Guttmacher Policy Review, 16(4): 8-12.

Finer LB, Sonfield A and Jones RK, Changes in out-of-pocket payments for contraception by privately insured women during implementation of the federal contraceptive coverage requirement, Contraception, 2014, 89(2): 97-102.

Sonfield A and Kost K, Public Costs from Unintended Pregnancies and the Role of Public Insurance Programs in Paying for Pregnancy and Infant Care: Estimates for 2008, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2013.

Sonfield A, Vigilance needed to make health reform work for 'essential community providers', Guttmacher Policy Review, 2013, 16(2): 17-22.

Sonfield A et al., The Social and Economic Benefits of Women’s Ability to Determine Whether and When to Have Children, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2013.

Sonfield A, What women already know: documenting the social and economic benefits of family planning, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2013, 16(1): 8-12.

Sonfield A and Pollack HA, The Affordable Care Act and reproductive health: potential gains and serious challenges, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 2013, 38(2): 373-391.

Finer LB and Sonfield A, The evidence mounts on the benefits of preventing unintended pregnancy, Contraception, 2013, 87(2): 126-127.

Sonfield A, Beyond contraception: the overlooked reproductive health benefits of health reform's preventive services requirement, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(4): 18-24.

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.

Sonfield A, Affordable Care Act survives Supreme Court test, but Medicaid expansion placed in peril, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(3): 2-7.

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

Sonfield A, The central role of Medicaid in the nation’s family planning effort, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(2): 7-12.

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

Frost JJ, Jerman J and Sonfield A, Health Information Technology and Publicly Funded Family Planning Agencies: Readiness, Use and Challenges, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2012.

Sonfield A, Family planning centers confront roadblocks on the information superhighway, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(1):2-7 & 19.

Sonfield A, The religious exemption to mandated insurance coverage of contraception, Virtual Mentor, 2012, 14(2):137-145.

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

Sonfield A, Implementing the Affordable Care Act: enrollment strategies and the U.S. family planning effort, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(4):20-25.

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

Sonfield A, Political tug-of-war over Medicaid could have major implications for reproductive health care, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(3):11-16 & 23.

Sonfield A, Abortion clinics and contraceptive services: opportunities and challenges, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(2):2-7.

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.

Sonfield A, The case for insurance coverage of contraceptive services and supplies without cost-sharing, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(1):7-10 & 15.

Sonfield 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.

Sonfield A, The potential of health care reform to improve pregnancy-related services and outcomes, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2010, 13(3):13-17.

Sonfield A, Contraception: an integral component of preventive care for women, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2010, 13(2):2-7.

Sonfield A, How the federal government's drug discount programs could work better for family planning centers, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2010, 13(1):13-17.

Frost JJ, Henshaw SK and Sonfield A, Contraceptive Needs and Services, National and State Data, 2008 Update, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2010.

Sonfield A, Family planning centers and the adoption of health information technology, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2009, 12(4):17-20.

Sonfield A, Delineating the obligations that come with conscientious refusal: a question of balance, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2009, 12(3):6-10.

Sonfield A, For some sexually transmitted infections, secondary prevention may be primary , Guttmacher Policy Review, 2009, 12(2):2-7.

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.

Sonfield A, Provider refusal and access to reproductive health services: approaching a new balance, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2008, 11(2):2-6.

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.

Lindberg LD, Sonfield A and Gemmill A, Reassessing adolescent male sexual and reproductive health in the United States: research and recommendations, American Journal of Men's Health, 2008, 2(1):40-56.

Sonfield A, Toward universal insurance coverage: a primer for sexual and reproductive health advocates, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2008, 11(1):11-16.

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.

Sonfield A, Popularity disparity: attitudes about the IUD in Europe and the United States, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2007, 10(4):19-24.

Sonfield A, The impact of anti-immigrant policy on publicly subsidized reproductive health care, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2007, 10(1):7-11.

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.

Sonfield A, Summer price spike: A case study about publicly funded clinics and the cost of contraceptive supplies, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2006, 9(4):2-5.

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.

Sonfield A, The movement against health insurance benefit mandates: assessing the dangers, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2006, 9(2):7-10 & 18.

Sonfield A, Working to eliminate the world's unmet need for contraception, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2006, 9(1):10-13

Sonfield A, The uses and abuses of science in sexual and reproductive health policy debates, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2005, 8(4):1-3.

Sonfield A, Rights vs. responsibilities: professional standards and provider refusals, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2005, 8(3):7-9.

Sonfield A and Gold RB, Public Funding for Contraceptive, Sterilization and Abortion Services, FY 1980–2001, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, New York, 2005.

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

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 in Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2004, 36(2):72–79.

Sonfield A, New refusal clauses shatter balance between provider ‘conscience,’ patient needs, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2004, 7(3):1–3.

Sonfield A and Gold RB, New study documents major strides in drive for contraceptive coverage, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2004, 7(2):4–5 & 14.

Sonfield A, Meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of men worldwide, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2004, 7(1):9–12.

Sonfield A, Preventing unintended pregnancy: the need and the means, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, 2003, 6(5):7–10.

Sonfield A and Gold RB, States’ implementation of the section 510 abstinence education program, FY 1999, Family Planning Perspectives, 2001, 33(4):166–171.

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.








 

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