Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Sneha Barot, Senior Public Policy Associate

Sneha Barot joined the Washington, DC office of the Guttmacher Institute in 2008 as a Senior Public Policy Associate. Ms. Barot provides policy analysis on a range of sexual and reproductive health issues in the United States and internationally. Among these issues are international family planning and abortion and the development and use of reproductive health products and technologies. Prior to joining the Institute, Ms. Barot was Acting Director and Senior Program Manager at the Asia Division of the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative. She has also lived and worked in New Delhi with local women’s rights organizations and in New York with several public interest and human rights groups, including the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Urban Justice Center. Ms. Barot graduated with honors from the University of Florida and earned a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Recent publications include

Barot S, Moving oral contraceptives to over-the-counter status: policy versus politics, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2015, 18(4):85-91.

Barot S and Cohen S, The Global Gag Rule and fights over funding UNFPA: the issues that won’t go away, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2015, 18(2):27-33.

Barot S. Sexual and reproductive health and rights are key to global development: the case for ramping up investment, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2015, 18(1)1-7.

Boonstra H, Barot S and Lusti-Narasimhan M, Making the case for multipurpose prevention technologies: the socio-epidemiological rationale, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 2014, 121(s5):23-26.

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, <>.

Barot S, Looking back while moving forward: marking 20 years since the International Conference on Population and Development, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2014, 17(3): 22-28.

Barot S, Implementing postabortion care programs in the developing world: ongoing challenges, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2014, 17(1): 22-28.

Barot S, A common cause: faith-based organizations and promoting access to family planning in the developing world, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2013, 16(4): 18-23.

Barot S, Abortion restrictions in U.S. foreign aid: The history and harms of the Helms Amendment, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2013, 16(3): 9-13.

Barot S, In search of breakthroughs: renewing support for contraceptive research and development, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2013, 16(1): 24-30.

Barot S, Governmental coercion in reproductive decision making: see it both ways, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(4):7-12.

Barot S, A problem-and-solution mismatch: son preference and sex-selective abortion bans, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(2): 18-22.

Barot S, Preventing cervical cancer: new resources to advance the domestic and global fight, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2012, 15(1):8-13 & 19.

Barot S, Unsafe abortion: the missing link in global efforts to improve maternal health, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(2):24-28.

Barot S, The need for a revitalized national research agenda on sexual and reproductive health, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2011, 14(1):16-22.

Barot S, Preempting the need to repair: toward a comprehensive U.S. policy on obstetric fistula, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2010, 13(3):18-22.

Barot S, Past due: emergency contraception in U.S. reproductive health programs overseas, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2010, 13(2):8-11.

Barot S, BPA-free and beyond: protecting reproductive health from environmental toxins, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2010, 13(1):18-22.

Barot S, Reclaiming the lead: restoring U.S. leadership in global sexual and reproductive health policy, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2009, 12(1):12-17.

Barot S, Making the case for a ‘contraceptive convenience’ agenda, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2008, 11(4):11-16.

Barot S, Back to basics: the rationale for increased funds for international family planning, Guttmacher Policy Review, 2008, 11(3):13-18.


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