Good Reproductive Health Policy Starts with Credible Research
Rigorous research is an essential precursor to sound public health policy. Nearly five decades ago, this understanding informed the Institute’s creation and has shaped its mission to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.
Policy-relevant research fills knowledge gaps, brings evidence into public discourse and drives the development of better policies and programs. This is what the Guttmacher Institute does, both domestically and internationally. The ever-changing reproductive health landscape pushes us to ask new questions, conduct new research, analyze and explain the findings, and then use them to advocate and educate. And the cycle goes on.
This 2015 Annual Report presents three snapshots of Guttmacher in action—in the United States, in Senegal and globally. Each highlights our collaborative approach, our purpose and our impact. As I look at the full body of our work in 2015, built on the solid foundation of prior years, I am pleased and honored to be leading an organization that contributes so much to the realization of sexual and reproductive rights for young people, women and families in the United States and around the world.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
believed that a principled stance, matched with the best evidence, could change the world. So do we.